[postgis-devel] license question

Paragon Corporation lr at pcorp.us
Fri Apr 4 20:27:57 PDT 2014

Paul et. al,

Is there any reason we can't just remove those from our PostGIS source tree
from 2.0 onward. I looked at those files and they are pretty ancient.

1) we don't build tables in that way anymore
2) All the functions without ST_ we took out and relegated to legacy. 
3) all those files are based on an older spec than what we actually follow
4) Our code doesn't even pass this suite anymore

So in my mind that suite is doing us more harm than good by including it.



-----Original Message-----
From: postgis-devel-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
[mailto:postgis-devel-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Paul Ramsey
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 9:24 AM
To: Markus Wanner; PostGIS Development Discussion
Subject: Re: [postgis-devel] license question

Just remove them from the .deb


On April 4, 2014 at 6:27:24 AM, Markus Wanner (markus at bluegap.ch) wrote:
> Paul,
> thanks for clarification.
> On 04/04/2014 02:26 PM, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> > It's probably unclear to the OGC as well.
> >
> > From the originating document itself:
> >
> >
> > The companies listed above have granted the Open GIS Consortium, 
> > Inc. (OGC) a nonexclusive,
> royalty-free, paid up, worldwide license to copy and distribute this 
> document and to modify this document and distribute copies of the modified
> Uh.. that seems to apply between the Open GIS Consortium and some 3rd 
> party copyright holders.
> Does the Open GIS Consortium, Inc grant you (or any Debian user) equal 
> permissions on those files? Specifically to modify them?
> Any contact to OGC who could clarify the situation?
> Regards
> Markus

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