Legacy approval request - BSD license (PostgreSQL variant)

Richard Fontana rfontana at redhat.com
Thu Sep 24 20:25:22 UTC 2009

On Thu, 24 Sep 2009 21:03:42 +0100
Dave Page <dpage at pgadmin.org> wrote:

> The PostgreSQL project (http://www.postgresql.org/) originates from
> Michael Stonebraker's database group at UC Berkeley. The project began
> in 1986, and was released by the Regents of the University of
> California in 1996 under a variant of their BSD licence, a copy of
> which is attached to this message.

This seems to be a close variation on a template license that is already
listed by OSI as an OSI-approved license, which OSI calls "Historical
Permission Notice and Disclaimer". It is stated here
that "This License has been voluntarily deprecated by its author." (I'd
be curious to know who claimed to be the author of that license.) 
- RF

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