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Re: [DB] is there a free Oracle API [was Re: what about Database?]



On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 12:27:10AM -0500, Alex Lau wrote:
> Florian Weps ????:
> >BTW, does anybody know how for example dbishell manages to be in main,
> >and still have support specifically for oracle?
> >
> >Florian
> >
> >  
> >
> I think you are looking for what I'm looking for. :) I don't think there
> are any free client for Oracle since all lib connecting to oracle is
> not free (but I could be wrong ). So even just client you will need to
> install oracle no matter work. (jdbc thin client is possible to connect
> with out install in oracle ) But it is still not free.
> Anyway, I would like to see some package like my tool ( even in contrib )
> will able to use other non-free software also. That's my question, will
> that against the debian police?
> 
> Alex

If your software has a DFSG-free license, but won't work without non-free
software, then it has to go into contrib, where it has nothing to
fear from the Debian police :)

Florian

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