[freetds] license problem - mit inside lgpl possible
ZIGLIO, Frediano, VF-IT
Frediano.Ziglio at vodafone.com
Wed Dec 15 05:06:32 EST 2004
> From: Lowden, James K
> Sent: lunedì 13 dicembre 2004 17.17
> > From: ZIGLIO, Frediano, VF-IT
> > Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 10:13 AM
> > To sum up:
> > it's possible to include MIT code (from OpenBSD in this
> case) inside
> > LGPL project?
> > I searched a replacement for readpassphrase and the only
> > I found was in OpenSSH.
> Yes, it's possible. Keep the MIT-licensed code in its own module, so
> it's clear where it came from, and what its licensing terms are.
> It doesn't automatically become LGPL merely because it's
> included in an
> LGPL distribution (binary or source). The LGPL basically ensures that
> the LGPL-licensed code remains free. As long as we continue to
> distribute the LGPL-licensed code, we're complying with its essential
> The MIT-license imposes no special terms on code linked to it. AIUI,
> that's why it's called "compatible". The same is true for code in the
> public domain. (FreeTDS already includes several modules that are in
> the public domain.)
> Congratulations on finding it, btw.
In CVS HEAD. I don't think to backport it, it can cause other link problems and it's not a huge bug (you can always use -P tsql it's intended as a test program). I'm working on compute clause in ODBC... very wrong stuff... ODBC handle compute in a really weird way...
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