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From Ryan Bloom <rbl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Licensing for apr_dbd and MySQL
Date Sun, 06 Feb 2005 18:46:22 GMT
Mail sent to Brian Aker at MySQL.  If he responds directly to me, I
will let the list know.

Ryan


On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 07:30:04 +0000, David Reid <david@jetnet.co.uk> wrote:
> Jim Jagielski wrote:
> > Nick Kew wrote:
> >
> >>On Saturday 05 February 2005 21:15, David Reid wrote:
> >>
> >>>They do seem, as an organisation, to be quite well aware that
> >>>restricting their "reach" by licensing isn't helpful and therefore seem
> >>>qilling to talk about exceptions and different clauses, so maybe such a
> >>>clause can be crafted for APR. Without a dialogue we won't know.
> >>
> >>I'm not convinced we need or want such a clause - unless you're
> >>definitely unhappy with keeping my proposed solution longer-term.
> >>Bear in mind that opensource distributors can and will have no trouble
> >>bundling the components and generating a combined platform - and that's
> >>what most non-techie end-users will see.
> 
> Well, the more obstacles we have in the way to people using apr + dbd
> the less it will be used. Sad but true.
> 
> >
> > Personally I see the lack of MySQL "support" within APR as a
> > big minus. Let's be honest, MySQL is the most popular and
> > used OS DB out there. Having an incredibly useful APR capability
> > which cannot be fully utilized and still be within the spirit
> > of being commercial-friendly I think will limit the reach
> > and potential audience of dbd.
> >
> > I think it's worth our effort and time to look into what can be
> > done/negotiated with MySQL.
> >
> 
> Agreed.
> 
> 


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Ryan Bloom
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rbloom@gmail.com

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