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From Pedro Giffuni <giffu...@tutopia.com>
Subject Re: Future of MySQL Connector Extension
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2011 04:29:57 GMT
 Hi,

 We won't ship GPL stuff directly, but note that whomever distributes 
 binaries for your system can.
 In other words, both options that you mention are possible.

 Cheers,

 Pedro.

 On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 05:23:50 +0200, Alexander Thurgood 
 <alex.thurgood@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone have any idea what the future of this extension is going 
> to
> be ? At the moment, it appears that the library used to build the
> connector is under GPL2, which is not compatible with the Apache 
> licence.
>
> The connector was previously built and delivered from within the OOo
> source tree at each new version, and my understanding was that it was 
> OS
> specific, i.e. a version had to be offered for download for each of 
> the
> OSes to which OOo catered. So how will that now work within the new
> Apache scheme of things ?
>
> Does it mean that the connector extension can/will only be available 
> as
> a compile time option, i.e. it will not be generally available for
> download by users (like the "PDF Import" extension) ? Or can/must it 
> be
> compiled by someone else and hosted elsewhere ?
>
> As someone interested in the use of the connector for my daily work, 
> it
> would be nice to have some kind of "official"
> stance/declaration/feedback on this.
>
> TIA,
>
> Alex


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