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From "Michael J. Segel" <mse...@segel.com>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Re: Are you happy with Derby?]
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2005 18:50:06 GMT
On Thursday 27 October 2005 12:22, Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
> Michael J. Segel wrote:
> > I guess you could say that this is a good thing if you're looking at
> > using Derby vs MySQL.   Which is why MySQL can be released under multiple
> > licensing types. GPL affords certain protections to the author, or rather
> > to the author's intentions.
>
> GPL has absolutly nothing to do with why MySQL can be released under
> multiple licenses.
>
> MySQL AB can release MySQL under multiple licenses because they are the
> sole owner of the copyright on the code and for Innodb (at least) they
> have licenced that code from the copyright holder. Of course now the
> copyright holder for the Innodb code is Oracle, which raises all sorts
> of interesting possibilities.
>
> Dan.
Sigh.

Gee as the owner of the IP I would hope that MySQL could license their code as 
they saw fit. ;-)

Did you actually read the GPL?

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Michael Segel
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