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Berkeley DB (was: Points of order on this WG)

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 03:58:08 -0400
Message-ID: <4A447F90.7050903@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "Nikunj R. Mehta" <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Jeff Mischkinsky <JEFF.MISCHKINSKY@oracle.com>
Hi, Maciej-

Maciej Stachowiak wrote (on 6/26/09 1:49 AM):
> As a side note, it should be noted Berkeley DB itself could not be used
> by WebKit or Gecko to implement the spec, because even though it is open
> source, the license is not compatible with the LGPL. It seems unlikely
> that non-open-source browser engines could use it either, unless they
> are willing to pay Oracle for a commercial license. So it's very
> important for the spec to be clear and detailed, because everyone will
> have to implement it from scratch.

I wonder if Oracle would be willing to back the Berkeley DB option by 
changing the license?

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Friday, 26 June 2009 07:58:18 UTC

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