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Re: GNU readline and BSD license

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: GNU readline and BSD license
Date: 2000-12-23 15:46:12
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.30.0012231638530.1068-100000@peter.localdomain (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian writes:

> Rasmus Lerdorf, the big PHP developer, told me that the existance of GNU
> readline hooks in our source tree could cause RMS/GNU to force us to a
> GNU license.

This sort of thing is complete nonsense.

By the same logic you could argue that the system("cp template1 ...")
calls could force us to a GNU license, because 'cp' is from GNU fileutils.

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Peter Eisentraut      peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net       http://yi.org/peter-e/


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