[postgis] A demonstration (or better) client

Timothy H. Keitt tklistaddr at keittlab.bio.sunysb.edu
Tue Jul 31 06:24:27 PDT 2001

John Reid wrote:

>I'snt there some GPL/LGPL code in postgresql's contrib directory?  ... 
>Yep. In contrib the array, string, and userlock modules have GPL headers 
>in the READMEs, as well as src/interfaces/odbc (LGPL) and 
>src/interfaces/perl5 (LGPL or Artistic).  So a change in licence to BSD 
>style is probably is not necessary.  Still need to check though - I 
>cannot quickly find confirmation in the copyright notices for the 
>However these make no mention of GPL code.  For that matter there is no 
>information on licencing in pgsql/contrib/README.  However, from the 
>debian postgresql-contrib docs (/usr/doc/postgresql-contrib/copyright):
>It was downloaded from 
>Copyright.  The following copyright applies to the entire distribution:
>  PostgreSQL Data Base Management System (formerly known as Postgres, then
>  as Postgres95).
>  Copyright (c) 1994-7 Regents of the University of California
>  Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
>  documentation for any purpose, without fee, and without a written 
>  is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this
>  paragraph and the following two paragraphs appear in all copies.
>Confused yet?  I am ...
Me too.  Does it violate the GPL to use postgis with postgresql?


Timothy H. Keitt
Department of Ecology and Evolution
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York 11794 USA
Phone: 631-632-1101, FAX: 631-632-7626

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