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From "Turner, John" <JTur...@AAS.com>
Subject RE: [OT] free Database with Transaction (Sorry for the noise)
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:55:09 GMT

That's not the way I read it at all.  But, that's a topic for another place.

John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jake Robb [mailto:jakerobb@mac.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 3:52 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: [OT] free Database with Transaction (Sorry for the noise)
> 
> 
> According to MySQL's licensing page, you only need to worry about the
> software license at all if you are distributing MySQL code.  
> If you are only
> using it (for instance, to serve data to your web 
> application), you do not
> have to license MySQL, even if your web application's code is not
> distributed under the GPL.
> 
> http://www.mysql.com/products/licensing.html
> 
> -Jake
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff Tulley" <JTULLEY@novell.com>
> To: <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 3:16 PM
> Subject: RE: [OT] free Database with Transaction (Sorry for the noise)
> 
> 
> > Sorry to add to the noise, but I feel the need to add:  On the next
> > version of NetWare (6.5), there will be a 
> commercially-licensed copy of
> > MySQL that an application can use without the restrictions 
> John listed.
> > In case that helps anybody decide for or against using it.
> >
> > Jeff Tulley  (jtulley@novell.com)
> > (801)861-5322
> > Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net business solutions
> > http://www.novell.com
> >
> > >>> JTurner@AAS.com 2/18/03 12:57:34 PM >>>
> >
> > Without going into a whole argument...technically MySQL is not free
> > for
> > commercial use.  If you use MySQL in a commercial setting, 
> internal or
> > external, without purchasing a commercial license, you may 
> do so only
> > if the
> > application that uses MySQL is also GPL
> > (http://www.mysql.com/products/licensing.html).  This is 
> something that
> > many
> > companies (and developers) would prefer to avoid, for 
> various reasons.
> > PostgreSQL has no such requirement as it is distributed 
> under the BSD
> > license.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> > 
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