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From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: lockhart(at)fourpalms(dot)org
Cc: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PL/SQL-to-PL/pgSQL-HOWTO
Date: 2001-02-26 22:48:16
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> > Actually, that's a good question. We've had the regular go-arounds on
> > HACKERs regarding code licensing (short answer: it'll stay BSD for the
> > forseeable future), but never discussed documentation licenses. It
> > sort of came up when Bruce's book came out, but not much was said.
> The conclusion was that the docs are licensed under the same license as
> the source code (simply: do whatever you want, but preserve the
> BSD-style copyright notice available with the source code).

> afaict, that actually did not happen for Bruce's book (no copyright
> notices other than Addison Wesley). But presumably A-W will not try to
> push their apparent copyright on our docs ;)

That is a good point.  My book clearly states the man pages are from the
PostgreSQL documentation, but doesn't mention the license applies to
those pages.  I will address this with AW on the next printing.

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