Saturday, July 20, 2013

Oracle switches Berkeley DB license

Oracle had the right to change the BerkeleyDB license to AGPL, but many will view Oracle's switch as a betrayal of trust

From the article 
Future versions of Berkeley DB will instead use the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL). This is also a strong copyleft license, but with an important difference. The AGPL says "your modified version must prominently offer all users interacting with it remotely through a computer network ... an opportunity to receive the Corresponding Source of your version."

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