[pybsddb] pybsddb license clarification
jstanek at redhat.com
Fri Sep 20 09:44:23 CEST 2013
Dne 18.9.2013 05:23, Jesus Cea napsal(a):
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> On 17/09/13 12:59, Jan Staněk wrote:
>> Hello, I'm currently packaging pybsddb for Fedora 19 and run into
>> license issue. Your webpage  states that pybsddb is licensed
>> under the MIT license. However, some files contains only the
>> 3-clause BSD license and others have only very shortened license
>> It is also worth noting that both BSD and MIT requires their text
>> included in documentation of the licensed software - in most cases,
>> as separate text file with full license text.
>> Could you please clarify for me these issues?
> PyBSDDB is released under 3-clause BSD. I will address your complains
> in the next release. You are right. Thanks for the heads-up.
> Beware, nevertheless, that Oracle Berkeley DB 6.0 is released under
> AGPL3. I have spent months trying to address this with Oracle people,
> with little success. Still trying. You are safe if linking with
> previous (pre 6.0) Berkeley DB releases.
Thanks for clarifying the license.
We have issues with Oracle relicensing BerkeleyDB to AGPL3 too. There is
a thread  on Oracle forums, that looks like Oracle reconsidering the
new license. I think the more voices will be heard the better, so
consider stating your opinion there.
Jan Stanek - Red Hat Associate Developer Engineer - Databases Team
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