On 2015-10-22 16:26:10 -0700, David Fetter wrote:
> To be affective negatively by libreadline's viral license, an entity
> would need to fork the psql client in proprietary ways that they did
> not wish not to make available to end users, at the same time linking
> in libreadline.

> Maybe I'm missing something big, but I really don't see people out
> there shipping a libreadline-enabled psql client, details of whose
> source they'd want to keep a deep, dark secret.

Isn't that just about every proprietary fork of postgres? Most have
added backend features and I guess many of those have in turn added
support to psql for those features.  Sure it'd probably in reality be
relatively harmless for them to release these psql modifications, but I
rather doubt their management will generally see it that way.


Andres Freund

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