Oracle considering DB6 license

Honza Horak hhorak at
Fri Sep 13 11:06:42 UTC 2013

On 09/13/2013 12:26 PM, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> On 09/13/2013 08:14 AM, Honza Horak wrote:
>> On 09/12/2013 09:56 AM, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
>>> On 09/12/2013 07:16 AM, Jan Staněk wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> some time back Oracle released new version of Berkeley DB under AGPL,
>>>> which is incompatible with Fedora licensing politics.
>>>> However,
>>>> If you are interested in DB6, consider leaving feedback there :)
>>> Week later...
>>> it turns out that Oracle might consider re-licensing it back :)
>>> JBG
>> Can you provide some more info about re-licensing, please? Where did
>> you learn about it?
> It was poor attempt of humour afaik at least in this point in time
> Oracle is not thinking about re-licensing it back but since they have
> start playing that licensing game ( changing licenses ) they are likely
> to do it again...

Yeah, sorry, my sense for humor approaches zero when comes for licensing 
issues :) Before I had to solve the first license problem I'd never 
thought re-licensing from one "free" to another "free" license can bring 
so many problems and can make couple of people quite desperate.


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