[DB-SIG] Popy - Psycopg - PyPgSQL - PyGreSQL

Magnus Lycka magnus@thinkware.se
Tue, 01 Oct 2002 23:00:33 +0200

At 16:30 2002-10-01 +0200, Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
>well, no. you're not directly linking to it, python does and python
>license is GPL-compatible.

I guess the GPL is fairly C-centric.

I've always assumed "import module" equates to linking.

>you should be ok. this is just an interpretation, i hope FSF will
>clarify this dark corner in a future version of the GPL.

I that case, what would be the difference between GPL and
LGPL? None if you use python, but substancial if you use

> > Is this your intention Federico, that people should only
> > be able to build open source software if they use psycopg?
>for work i do programming and consulting, using almost only free
>software. my way to give back to the community that helps me pay my rent
>and food is to release all my code under a free license. i hope others
>do the same, but if they don't, then let's have them pay for it.

No it sounds that you are backing out of your claim
that psycopg can be used freely with commercially
licenced programs. Which is it?

>(to be read: if you want to develop a proprietary product using psycopg
>and the above interpretation of the GPL does not satisfy you, pay me
>enough and i'll change the license :)

I won't pay you. Maybe a customer of mine? If I can, I also
use free licences. So far I typically get paid by the hour,
and I survive on that. I don't sell software products.

Actually, my current client is considering an open source
licence for the current project, but he hasn't quite made
up his mind. IF we had used PostgreSQL for that, and IF I
had said that the best driver forces him to release his
software as Open Source if he uses it, I feel pretty sure
he would have requested that I use something else.

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