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Re: [HACKERS] Copyright

From: Michael Meskes <meskes(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
To: PostgreSQL Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Copyright
Date: 2000-01-29 19:02:28
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On Sat, Jan 29, 2000 at 12:07:45AM -0500, Mike Mascari wrote:
> > Yes, you can sell Mostgress. That's one of the problems with a BSD type
> > license. That's why may use GPL for there open source projects.

Should have been 'many'. :-)

> Some of us view this the other way around....using anything GPL can "infect"
> any product which may be putting the food on the programmer's table....What do
> we care if someone else out there is making money off of, say,
> "Mostgress"...good for them. Letting people do whatever the devil they want, it
> seems to me, is the as free as free can get. :-)

I can understand and tolerate both reasonings. That's why I do some of my
open source work under BSD (ecpg) and other under GPL (watchdog).

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