Re: Is libreludedb DFSG compliant?
Florian Weimer wrote:
>* Mickael Profeta:
>>If you link LibPreludeDB against other code all of which is itself licensed
>>under the GNU General Public License, version 2 dated June 1991 ("GPL v2"),
>>then you may use Libprelude under the terms of the GPL v2, as appearing in
>>the file COPYING.
>It seems that libpreludedb links against the libpq, the PostgreSQL
>client library, which is not licensed under the GPL (only under a
>GPL-compatible license). This means that Debian would need a
>However, I doubt that this is what upstream intended.
Just got the answer of upstream:
The LICENSE.README file highlight the fact that is is not legal to link
a non GPL work (meaning proprietary work) to libpreludedb. LibpreludeDB
itself is GPL. But proprietary program can't link against libpreludeDB
unless they get a commercial license.
I think the LICENSE.README file could be modified to add the missing bit
about the "GPL compatible" license. Would that be acceptable ?
Would such a modification be enough, or should it be more deeply modified?
Thanks for your help