On 08/01/2011 02:17 PM, Dave Page wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 6:46 PM, David Fetter<david(at)fetter(dot)org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 08:32:03PM +0100, Dave Page wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 8:25 PM, Tom Lane<tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>>>> I think you had better plan on incorporating GNU readline into
>>>> installer builds for Lion.
>>> Unfortunately the licence makes that a non-starter.
>> What is it about a GPLed psql client that is a non-starter for the
>> installer? I'm not a fan of the GPL, but in this case, the effects of
>> linking it in are quite limited in scope, i.e. they pertain to exactly
>> one binary.
> The scope or number of files is irrelevant. Having just a single GPL'd
> file in those installers makes it impossible for ISVs to bundle them
> with their products, unless they open source them under a GPL
> compatible licence.
IIRC, there is also a question of whether it is legal at all to
distribute a binary linked with both libreadline and openssl.
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