Subject Re: [ib-support] Questions about RC1 and installation build
Author Helen Borrie
At 04:20 AM 17-11-01 -0800, you wrote:
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> > I believe the InterSolv ODBC driver is NOT freely distributable except with properly licensed copies of InterBase 5.x. The fact that this driver is all over the place does not mean it can be deployed commercially without fear or favour, IMO. For darned sure I would be asking Borland before I deployed it commercially...and I would not want to be the one who told an open source deployer it was OK just to go ahead and do so.
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>So, does that mean that Dave Robinson's Wise kit for Firebird ( is violating the license?

My message means that anyone deploying the driver commercially COULD be violating the licence and therefore, if I wished to deploy it commercially, I would want to make sure it would be legal to do so.

With FB itself we don't have a problem since the IPL is there for all to see. The Intersolv driver belongs to the IB 5.x Borland commercial distributions. There is no "open source" or "free beer" IB 5.x...


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