[Mageia-dev] License issues with readline (MariaDB)
alien at rmail.be
Thu Dec 29 17:20:27 CET 2011
Op donderdag 29 december 2011 15:28:58 schreef Maarten Vanraes:
as suspected, MariaDB cannot license as GPLv2+
ok, so what do we do:
A) follow upstream, and use bundled GPLv2 readline to link static against
B) go back to readline-v5
C) repackage debian's version of readline-gplv2 (afaik its a v5 maintained)
D) ignore all this legal crap and just link shared with readline v6
E) try to use libedit, but the spec files contain buildConflicts with it, so i'm
guessing it's for a good reason.
debian does B)
fedora does either A) or D), but definately static linked
tbh: even though it's not right, my preference goes to D)
my mariadb latest fix is just waiting to be pushed...
please, i need comments and opinions ASAP!
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