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
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