[erlang-questions] Berkeley DB apparently FREE for any use via Erlang

Sascha Matzke <>
Wed Feb 27 23:18:21 CET 2008


Hi,

maybe that because in the Java case Oracle delivers both, the library  
itself and the interface into the Java language. They're both under  
the same license (e.g. db-4.5.20/LICENSE).

That's not the case for the Perl and PHP interfaces.

Sascha

On 27.02.2008, at 22:20, Florian Weimer wrote:

> * Chris Newcombe:
>
>> Therefore, by the above text on Oracle's website, Erlang 'scripts'
>> don't need to be open-sourced (and have no other restrictions imposed
>> upon them) if they use Berkeley DB indirectly via the Erlang runtime.
>
> The situation is similar with Java, and Oracle seems to assume that  
> you
> still fall under the free software requirement with that language.
> *shrug*
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