Saturday, 7 February 2009

The first conference of the year

So after a traumatic journey to get the the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras in London through the most snow we've seen in 20 years around my hometown, I finally arrived in Brussels with Greg for FOSDEM. After settling in to our hotel rooms, we met up with some of the usual suspects and wandered off to our planned dinner at Restobieres where we had a bunch of different beers, and dinner. Various other people joined us throughout the evening, including Magnus and Selena who met in Amsterdam and took the train here.

Which leads me to the point of the post. Well, as much of it as I can remember. After dinner a small group of us decided to go to Cafe Delirium where the FOSDEM beer night was being held. For reasons that now escape me, but were related in some way to us not knowing where on earth we were going, I promised to blame Selena for the fact that we had to follow a MySQL guy (yeah, I know, I know) to the square by the Cafe.

So, whatever the problem was at the time - Selena; it's all you fault.

There - don't say I don't keep a promise :-p

And now, breakfast, and off to day 1 of FOSDEM.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

pgAdmin - change of licence

Effective from the 26th February 2009, the pgAdmin Development Team intend to change the licence of pgAdmin III from the Artistic Licence v1.0 to the Artistic Licence v2.0 (

The change of licence is in response to criticism of its wording from the Free Software Foundation ("too vague; some passages are too clever for their own good, and their meaning is not clear."), as well as issues raised during legal proceedings in the US.

The licence change will apply to future releases of pgAdmin III; both official versions and updates released with PostgreSQL installers. Existing users may, at their option, use older versions under the terms of the new licence.

If you have contributed to the pgAdmin III project in the past and have any questions or objections regarding the intended licence change, please contact me immediately at dpage (at) pgadmin (dot) org.