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From Justin Mclean <jus...@classsoftware.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache HAWQ (incubating) 2.0.0.0-incubating Release
Date Tue, 09 Aug 2016 22:09:16 GMT
Hi,

> Well, I don't think there's ever a 100% assurance in IP matters,
> but... here's what
> we know AND here's what we would like to advertise to the consumers of HAWQ:
> A certain set of file (how we advertise the filenames is TBD, but
> likely in LICENSE)...
>   1. ...came from PostgreSQL project version 8. With 8.1.0 being a
> bulk of the import, but
>    with a few files that came from older PG releases
> 
>   2. ...may have been initially released under whatever license, but
> then were made
>   available by the PostgreSQL project under the PostgreSQL license
> (which is a BSD
>   derivative and compatible with ALv2)
> 
>   3. ...to the best of our software archeology analysis we can trust
> PostgreSQL community
>   on the statement in #2


I think that fine approach. This is one issue here the license in 2 may not be Apache compatible.
For example I come across a MIT licensed package the other week that contained GPL licensed
files inside it.

Thanks,
Justin
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