Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 975314
Review Request: libodb-mssql - Microsoft SQL Server ODB runtime library
Last modified: 2013-06-18 11:28:59 EDT
Spec URL: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9bQ41XLJ8QuVDdRSWZiRHFGYUE/edit?usp=sharing
SRPM URL: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9bQ41XLJ8QuZzFLX0dxNG5BbEE/edit?usp=sharing
Description: This package contains the Microsoft SQL Server ODB runtime library. Every application that includes code generated for the SQL Server database will need to link to this library.
Fedora Account System Username: daveisfera
I'm not sure if this particualar plugin can be shipped with Fedora. According to :
| ODB is available with full source code and can be
| used with open source databases (SQLite, PostgreSQL,
| MySQL, etc.) as well as FREE EDITIONS of commercial databases
| (Oracle Express, SQL Server Express, etc.) under the terms of
| the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
| ODB can also be used free of charge NON-COMMERCIALLY or for
| EVALUATION with non-free editions of commercial databases (Oracle,
| SQL Server, etc) under the terms of the
| ODB Non-Commercial Use and Evaluation License (NCUEL).
Reading this sounds like all odb-plugins are GPL'ed, but NOT MS SQL / ORACLE plugins, if used with the enterprise / commercial editions of the corresponding database.
For this reason I set this to be blocked by FE-LEGAL.
Yes, libodb-mssql is not free software and therefore probably shouldn't be included in Fedore. Plus the Microsoft Native Client, which is what libodb-mssql is based on, is not free software either.
Yeah, I agree. The NCUEL is non-free, and this code is under NCUEL, not GPL, because of the target DB. Sorry. :/
Unblocking FE-NEEDSPONSOR - I've just sponsored Dave.
Sorry I didn't notice the different license and didn't even check the LICENSE file to be honest. I just assumed that since it would build against unixODBC that it was GPLv2 like the others. I'm fine with closing it.