Proprietary Sybase DBI/DBD module

Uri Guttman uri at
Tue Oct 30 18:02:30 GMT 2012

On 10/30/2012 01:35 PM, DAVID HODGKINSON wrote:
> Chris,
> Can you define "proprietary" please?
> It will be shipped with .so files?
> The source will be there but the license says we can't change it?

it seems pretty obvious to me. the sybase people have written a new 
driver which is being released in binary only form (hence proprietary) 
and also they have written a DBD for it which they will (or have) put on 
cpan. as usual the DBD will be open source and free. i would expect the 
binary lib to downloadable but useless without a sybase server which is 
commercial. the confusion is from not clearly describing the binary lib 
vs the perl/cpan DBD module as separate entities.


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