Re: Test code is worth the space

From: David Steele <david(at)pgmasters(dot)net>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: Michael Paquier <michael(dot)paquier(at)gmail(dot)com>, Peter Geoghegan <pg(at)heroku(dot)com>, Greg Stark <stark(at)mit(dot)edu>, Noah Misch <noah(at)leadboat(dot)com>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Test code is worth the space
Date: 2015-08-13 13:32:02
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On 8/12/15 9:32 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 9:24 PM, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> wrote:
>> * Michael Paquier (michael(dot)paquier(at)gmail(dot)com) wrote:
>>> Interesting. Do you mind if I pick up from it some ideas for the
>>> in-core replication test suite based on TAP stuff? That's still in the
>>> works for the next CF.
>> Certainly don't mind at all, entirely open source under the MIT
>> license.
> Why not the PG license? It would be nicer if we didn't have to worry
> about license contamination here.

There are actually a few reasons I chose the MIT license:

1) It's one of the most permissive licenses around.

2) I originally had plans to extend backrest to other database systems.
Nearly two years into development I don't think that sounds like a
great idea anymore but it was the original plan.

3) It's common for GitHub projects and backrest has lived there its
entire life.

I'm not against a license change in theory though I can't see why it
matters very much.


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