Re: Bug#47845: libdbd-pg-perl nonfree?
On Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 12:05:32AM -0400, Brian Ristuccia wrote:
> Package: libdbd-pg-perl
> Version: 0.92-1
> >From the manual page:
> The DBD::Pg module is free software. You may distribute under
> the terms of either the GNU General Public License or the
> Artistic License, as specified in the Perl README file, with
> the exception that it cannot be placed on a CD-ROM or similar
> media for commercial distribution without the prior approval of
> the author.
I dealt with this program's license once a few months ago. I don't
remember every detail (including the relevant versions), but the license
that came with the program changed from a free one to one that
prohibited some form of commercial use. I emailed the author and he
expressed his intention that the program be free, explained that the
offending language was copied from another source (some DBI example
code, I think), and said he would change the license to make it free (I
think the license he copied was changed, too).
I downloaded the current DBD::Pg distribution (.93). In several
locations, including the README and the top of source files, the license
expressed is free. So, I expect the license in the man page is an
I'm sure that the author will gladly work this out favorably.