[CentOS-devel] php 5 and MSSQL

Kevan Benson kbenson at a-1networks.com
Tue Nov 28 05:32:18 UTC 2006

On Monday 27 November 2006 16:57, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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.

Understood.  I had done a license search before looking into this (I thought 
there might be some reason it wasn't already done), but did not encounter 
this particular aspect.

- Kevan Benson
- A-1 Networks

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