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Re^20: Change in Berkeley DB in Perl 5.12?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Dec 23, 2011 at 20:49 UTC ( #944989=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^19: Change in Berkeley DB in Perl 5.12?
in thread Change in Berkeley DB in Perl 5.12?

If I have to register, it is not 'free'.

And even if I could find my way through their defences to actually download it, I still wouldn't feel able to use it for anything important.

I'd be way too nervous that if something I wrote using it suddenly became successful, that it might either disappear or get hamstrung, or they would come after me for payment.

Why? Cos that the way they've always been. In 1990-something during a stand-up, coffee break discussion at a conference, a couple of guys put a hypothetical scenario to LE, and he threatened to sue them right there and then just for thinking it.

I mean. Java's free right?


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Comment on Re^20: Change in Berkeley DB in Perl 5.12?
Re^21: Change in Berkeley DB in Perl 5.12?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 23, 2011 at 22:03 UTC

    You know, you could have made that point in your first reply

    The fact remains, the license hasn't changed, berkeleydb is still just as free and open source as it ever was, oracle hasn't changed the license

      The fact remains, the license hasn't changed, berkeleydb is still just as free and open source as it ever was, oracle hasn't changed the license

      Sorry, but I completely disagree. The licence may not have changed, but the ownership has. You could trust Sun, they understood the ethos. You cannot say the same for Oracle.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      The start of some sanity?

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