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FS#21282 - [postgresql] License change from BSD to new OSI-cert'd license

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Marti (intgr) - Saturday, 16 October 2010, 14:05 GMT
Last edited by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Wednesday, 27 October 2010, 19:35 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Paul Mattal (paul)
Dan McGee (toofishes)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


For a long time, the license of PostgreSQL was designated as "BSD license". However, in 2009 it was found by Red Hat legal team that the license does not actually match BSD.

Long story short, there is now a new OSI-certified license called The PostgreSQL License (TPL):

My postgresql-testing AUR package uses license=('custom:PostgreSQL')

More background here:

Steps to reproduce:
% pacman -Si postgresql |grep License
Licenses : BSD
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Closed by  Dan McGee (toofishes)
Wednesday, 27 October 2010, 19:35 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  fixed on trunk