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Re: Berkeley DB 6.0 license change to AGPLv3


On Thu, Jul 04, 2013 at 12:29:36PM +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 04, 2013 at 06:39:30AM +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> > > >From my understanding, the other copyright holders' opinion doesn't
> > > really matter – even if they relicense just the parts they own the
> > > whole work will be distributed under stricter license (e.g. AGPLv3).
> > > But feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
> >
> > That would only work if the Sleepycat license and the AGPLv3 are
> > compatible I guess, is that the case?  Otherwise, I would assume the
> > result not to be distributable.
> As far as I understand it – there are some parts in Berkeley DB source code
> which is just BSD licensed (and the copyright holders are those mentioned
> earlier)[1], then there are parts which were under SleepyCat license and
> presumably the copyright holder for those parts is Oracle – and those were
> relicensed to AGPLv3. (There are also mixed files[3].)
> So, the AGPLv3 just needs to be compatible with 3-clause BSD license, which
> is the case.
> 1. f.e. src/clib/atoi.c
> 2. f.e. src/clib/bsearch.c
> 3. f.e. src/db/db.c

Ah, the fact those other copyrights are under the BSD wasn't clear to
me, now it makes much more sense.



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