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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Summary of win32 build [licensing] issues
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:02:31 GMT
I pose this to you all, does anyone have a concern?  If not, the oracle,
pgsql and sqlite3 driver connectors will ship.  The mysql driver connector
simply will not ship (even once apr-util-1.3.1 is released, now that it
builds), although perhaps from an external site this .dll could be found.
Suggestions welcome.

freetds awaits a windows alternative mssql client connector once someone
has energy to write one.


> William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>> Secondly, the sqlite3, oracle and pgsql binaries do build, against the
>> current official binaries.  Which modules may we distribute under the
>> AL from w.a.o/dist/apr/binaries/win32/?  (I have no plan to distribute
>> the binary of the client itself, only the apr_dbd_*-1.dll's bound to 
>> them).
> My analysis indiciates that there is nothing noxious in the Oracle Instant
> Client license which would encumber us from distributing a binding to it,
> provided that we do not ship it ourselves.  GPL packagers might have their
> own concerns with the license.
> The SQLite libraries are Public Domain.  In fact it appears we could ship
> those drivers (as shipped by, I don't really desire to rebuild
> this code unless we believe its necessary).  The question is, should we?
> The PostgreSQL libraries are BSD licensed.  And again it appears we could
> ship those drivers (again from their binary distribution) for the win32
> binary distribution, if we saw a need.  But I'd restrict this to the client
> driver only, not the entire PostgreSQL distribution.  Again, the question
> would be, should we?
> In any case, there is nothing stopping us from shipping these three driver
> connectors that I can find.  Thoughts or comments?
> Bill

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