MapGuide fork of AGG
dmcilhagga at DMSOLUTIONS.CA
Thu Oct 25 22:23:34 EDT 2007
Thanks for the clarification Paul. That's good to know.
On 25-Oct-07, at 7:38 PM, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> PostgreSQL-with-PostGIS is a derived product, and if you
> distributed such a thing in binary form you'd have to also
> distribute the source of both, entirely under the GPL.
> Some folks (EnterpriseDB) get around this by distributing them
> separately, and since PostGIS is run-time loadable, this works
> fine. EDB is proprietary, PostGIS is a GPL extension loaded
> separately and (here's the key word) optionally.
> Nothing above the database layer falls under the aegis of the GPL.
> MySQL would love if it did, but it doesn't. MySQL ended up
> relicensing their client libraries as GPL, specifically in order to
> bring more suckers (er, clients) into their commercial re-licensing
> On 24-Oct-07, at 7:36 AM, Dave McIlhagga wrote:
>> I realize this is a bit of a tangent from the original discussion
>> -- but does anyone have an idea of where the line is vis-a-vis
>> PostGIS since it too is GPL? ie. if a proprietary solution built
>> with MapScript is distributed built on MapServer today AND PostGIS
>> -- would that be in violation of the license?
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