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Re: beta testing version

From: mlw <markw(at)mohawksoft(dot)com>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Hackers List <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: beta testing version
Date: 2000-12-03 20:30:13
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Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> mlw writes:
> > There are hundreds (thousands?) of people that have contributed to the
> > development of Postgres, either directly with code, or beta testing,
> > with the assumption that they are benefiting a community. Many would
> > probably not have done so if they had suspected that what they do is
> > used in a product that excludes them.
> With the BSD license it has always been clear that this would be possible,
> and for as long as I've been around the core/active developers have
> frequently reiterated that this is a desirable aspect and in fact
> encouraged.  If you don't like that, then you should have read the license
> before using the product.
> > I have said before, open source is a social contract, not a business
> > model.
> Well, you're free to take the PostgreSQL source and start your own "social
> contract" project; but we don't do that around here.

And you don't feel that this is a misappropriation of a public trust? I
feel shame for you.


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