[CentOS-devel] php 5 and MSSQL

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Nov 28 00:57:37 UTC 2006


On Mon, 2006-11-27 at 19:38 -0500, Jim Perrin wrote:
> > licensing issues will prevent CentOS from shipping freetds stuff.
> 
> To head off all the "But it's LGPL just like other stuff you ship!"
> Please see http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-extras-list/2005-September/msg01164.html
> 

What we can do is provide a wiki article that tells people how to build
it from RPMS provided by RPMForge. I think we will build the php-extras
SRPM in CentOS-Extras, though we are still discussing that.

I know it might not be a popular decision, however CentOS can not
distribute items for free that have patent costs to use.  We can't
distribute MP3 and we can't distribute TDS.

We at the CentOS Project respect other peoples IP, copyrights, and
patents.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes
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