F21 System Wide Change: BerkeleyDB 6

Petr Pisar ppisar at redhat.com
Wed Apr 16 13:44:40 UTC 2014

On 2014-04-11, Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik at redhat.com> wrote:
>= Proposed System Wide Change: BerkeleyDB 6 = 
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/BerkeleyDB_6
> The BerkeleyDB, used between others by rpm [1], changed license between 
> versions 5.* and 6.* to AGPLv3+ from GPLv2+. As those two licenses are not 
> compatible, packages using the BerkeleyDB either has to change its license to 
> AGPLv3+ compatible, keep on using the older BerkeleyDB or use another DB 
> entirely.
Does that mean than any GPL+ package linked to libdb-6 will have to
change license to AGPLv3+? That would have significant impact not only
on packagers but also on users.

-- Petr

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