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From David Reid <da...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: Licensing for apr_dbd and MySQL
Date Sun, 06 Feb 2005 07:30:04 GMT
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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