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Re: List of PostgreSQL Forks

From: Paul Ramsey <pwramsey3(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: List of PostgreSQL Forks
Date: 2009-09-30 00:44:35
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Yes, strange definition. PostGIS is an add-on to PostgreSQL that uses
the extensions points PostgreSQL defines. It's not a modified copy of
PostgreSQL (a fork) and never was, it's always been built as an add-
on, using the ./contrib tree as a model.

On Sep 29, 5:39 pm, l(dot)(dot)(dot)(at)pcorp(dot)us ("Paragon Corporation") wrote:
> Guys,
> Your idea of calling PostGIS a sort of fork seems a little odd.  Isn't' that
> like calling any GPL software you use within your database a fork. PostGIS
> doesn't even do anything by itself.
> On a side note --  I would like to say there are other reasons PostGIS is
> not included in thePostgreSQLcore besides the GPL license. We had
> discussed this a while back and even if we were to go BSD, we would not want
> to be included in the core because it would tie our release cycle too
> closely to thePostgreSQLrelease cycle and our PostGIS versions to aPostgreSQLspecific version.  As a community we like our freedom of
> releasing when we feel it is necessary to do so without having to worry so
> much about what thePostgreSQLside of the fence is doing.  This may change
> as we mature, but that's the way it stands.
> Paul, Mark and Kevin can correct me if I am wrong in my statements.
> Thanks,
> Regina
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-advocacy-ow(dot)(dot)(dot)(at)postgresql(dot)org
> [mailto:pgsql-advocacy-ow(dot)(dot)(dot)(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Devrim GÜNDÜZ
> Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 5:04 PM
> To: Josh Berkus
> Cc: pgsql-advoc(dot)(dot)(dot)(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy]ListofPostgreSQLForks
> On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 13:58 -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > > Which license? Both parts are BSD licensed.
> > Huh?  PostGIS has always been GPL.  Otherwise we'd be distributing it
> > with the core code.
> Right, sorry.
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