Alvaro Herrera wrote:
Luke Lonergan wrote:

This is big news - has anyone checked to see if the agreement for the OIN is
in perpetuity?  Or is their agreement to not pursue patents only for as long
as they are members?

I would be worried if I were you (or Joshua Drake for that matter): does
the agreement apply to commercial companies deriving products from
PostgreSQL as well?  Note that in the case of most projects, which are
licensed under the GNU GPL, this is not an issue, because any derivative
must also be GNU GPL.

If Oracle truly (or IBM etc..) really was interested in "Protecting Linux" or other FOSS software, they would put the patent in the public domain.

The PostgreSQL project should not give any credence to these announcements and should avoid all patent issues possible.


Joshua D. Drake


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