Locking database cleanup?

Dhruva Krishnamurthy dhruvakm at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 12:29:38 GMT 2006

On 4/8/06, Gerald (Jerry) Carter <jerry at samba.org> wrote:
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> Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> > fre 2006-04-07 klockan 21:51 -0500 skrev Gerald (Jerry) Carter:
> >
> >> Just need to clarify that due to licensing reasons, sleepcat db
> >> will never replace tdb.  Feel free to patch up Samba to use bdb
> >> but realize that it will probably have to be maintained outside
> >> of tree.
> >
> > I bit curious what license issues that may be. The license of BDB is
> > fully GPL compatible these days, at least according to Sleepycat and my
> > own understanding of the license conditions.
> Did they change it?  It use to be GPL compatipable but only
> available for certain uses.

I am not contesting the fact that changing to BDB might be worth.
>From my understanding of BDB licensing from Sleepycat (I may be wrong
and am open for correction):
Some clarifications about BDB licensing as I was in touch with the
licensing folks @Sleepycat for my usage. BDB is free for internal
usage. Once you try to distribute the application using BDB as closed
source, you need to buy licenses. Since Samba is Opensource, the Samba
user can use BDB for free. This discussion was an outcome of PERL
scripts using BDB. It is PERL interpreter that talks to BDB which is
Opensource, hence anyone can sell (for profit) PERL scripts using BDB
and need not buy licenses of BDB.

with best regards,

dhruva (dk)
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