On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 01:03:44AM +0000, Tsunakawa, Takayuki wrote: > From: Tom Lane [mailto:t...@sss.pgh.pa.us] > > The core team has considered this matter, and has concluded that it's > > time to establish a firm project policy that we will not accept any code > > that is known to be patent-encumbered. The long-term legal risks and > > complications involved in doing that seem insurmountable, given the > > community's amorphous legal nature and the existing Postgres license > > wording (neither of which are open for negotiation here). Furthermore, > > Postgres has always been very friendly to creation of closed-source > > derivatives, but it's hard to see how inclusion of patented code would > > not cause serious problems for those. The potential benefits of > > accepting patented code just don't seem to justify trying to navigate > > these hazards. > > That decision is very unfortunate as a corporate employee on one hand, > but the firm cleanness looks a bit bright to me as one developer. > > As a practical matter, when and where are you planning to post the > project policy? How would you check and prevent patented code?
PG may need a contributor agreement. All I can find on that is: https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/flat/54337476.3040605%402ndquadrant.com#9b1968ddc0fadfe225001adc1a821925 Nico --