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Re: License on PostgreSQL

From: David Garamond <lists(at)zara(dot)6(dot)isreserved(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Eric Yum <eric(dot)yum(at)ck-lifesciences(dot)com>,pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: License on PostgreSQL
Date: 2004-03-27 11:22:23
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Tom Lane wrote:
>>Yeah, and this is why I suggested adding a bit on this in the FAQ or 
>>license page. The reason is, FSF lists in their license list[1] page, 
>>"original BSD" and "modified BSD". PG license is stated as "BSD" and 
>>which BSD that is might not be clear for some people, they might think 
>>it's the original BSD.
> This is FSF's fault then.  I will write to RMS and ask him to fix the
> ambiguity.

Before you do (and I think we don't need to because my wording above is 
not very good)...

I was not saying that _FSF_ lists PG on that page. I was saying that 
_the PG website_ states PG license as "BSD", without using the 
additional attribute "modern" or "modified". People who read the FSF 
license page might think PG BSD license is not the modern/modified one.


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