On Friday 09 August 2013 11:31:22 Pierre Schmitz wrote:
we just finished the db 6.0 rebuild in staging. I was pointed* to an issue with it's license though. It seems Oracle switched the license to AGPL with version 6.0. I am not an expert, but afaik this makes it only compatible with GPL3 clients and also enforces the AGPL terms on those.
Debian had a similar discussion https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2013/07/msg00000.html
If you think this is indeed a problem, I suggest to drop the rebuild for now and keep db-5. We could introduce a db6 package if packages really need that and are license-compatible. We might also want to try to disable db-functionality if possible and switch to alternative implementations.
Out of the applications I have installed that use db 5.3, bogofilter can be linked against sqlite3 instead if it is configured with --with-database=sqlite3