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Re: Patch license update to developer's FAQ

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Patch license update to developer's FAQ
Date: 2007-03-02 18:52:17
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > I have added to the developer's FAQ that we don't want
> > non-BSD-compatible licensed patches:
> > 
> >     <li>PostgreSQL is licensed under a BSD license.  By posting a patch
> >     to the public PostgreSQL mailling lists, you are giving the PostgreSQL
> >     Global Development Group the non-revokable right to distribute your
> >     patch under the BSD license.  If you use code that is available under
> >     a BSD-compatible license (eg. public domain), please note that in your
> >     email submission.  If the license is not BSD-compatible (e.g. GPL),
> >     please do not post the patch.</li>
> How about something simpler:
> <li>PostgreSQL is licensed under a BSD license. Patches that are
> submitted another a non-compatible license (such as the GPL) will be
> ignored.</li>

No, I don't people even seeing GPL patches on our lists.  There is too
much of a chance of accident, and possible problems if we re-implemented
with a BSD license.

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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