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Re: [xml-dev] XML aggregation question?

At 14:23 27/08/2006, Robert Koberg wrote:
>peter murray-rust wrote:
>>At 12:26 27/08/2006, Robert Koberg wrote:
>>This is very useful and it's good that there are members of XML-DEV 
>>who have had experience.
>Cool. I would hope any others would speak up. I claim no final 
>experience on the matter :)

XML-DEV has a long history of careful, thoughtful and innovations 
contributions to XML including reviewing the state of the art of 

>I believe this is the product we are talking about, correct?


>(for some reason I remember the name differently...)
>>This is very closely linked to SleepyCat so I begin to understand. 
>>It seems there may be an unmaintained, potentially out-of-date, 
>>engine on SF which just about meets the letter of the Open Source 
>>license, but is of little use and which encourages people to buy a 
>>commercial product.
>No. Sleepycat's offering is Open Source and free (as in price) for 
>people who produce open source products.
>Here is their license page:
>You can always call them to verify, which is what I did. To me, they 
>said just open up your app and you don't have to pay, otherwise it 
>will cost you -- even though I wasn't distributing anything (in my 
>understanding of the word).
>Again, you should be fine -- IANAL :)

Thanks. This is clearer. I am uneasy about this sort of OS as it is 
not compatible with the normal OS licenses. Certainly GPL rigorously 
excludes conditions of use. But I suggest we don't get sidetracked 
from XML databases.


Peter Murray-Rust
Unilever Centre for Molecular Sciences Informatics
University of Cambridge,
Lensfield Road,  Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK

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