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Re: GNU readline and BSD license

From: Alfred Perlstein <bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net>
To: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: GNU readline and BSD license
Date: 2000-12-29 22:12:58
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* The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> [001229 14:11] wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Dec 2000, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > FreeBSD has a freely available library called 'libedit' that could
> > > be shipped with postgresql, it's under the BSD license.
> > 
> > Yes, that is our solution if we have a real problem here.
> Is there a reason *not* to move towards that for v7.2 so that the
> functions we are making optional with readline are automatic?  Since we
> could then ship the code, we could make it a standard vs optional
> "feature" ...
> My thought would be to put 'make history feaure standard using libedit'
> onto the TODO list and take it from there ...

I doubt I'd have the time to do it, but if you guys want to use
libedit it'd probably be a good idea at least to reduce the amount
of potential GPL tainting in the source code.

-Alfred Perlstein - [bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net|alfred(at)freebsd(dot)org]
"I have the heart of a child; I keep it in a jar on my desk."

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