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From "Turner, John" <JTur...@AAS.com>
Subject RE: [OT] free Database with Transaction (Sorry for the noise)
Date Wed, 19 Feb 2003 19:58:29 GMT

I guess MySQL AB should remove the phrase "internal or external" from the
statement, then.  ;)

John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Price [mailto:eprice@ptc.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 2:53 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: Re: [OT] free Database with Transaction (Sorry for the noise)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Turner, John wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> Sorry, this is incorrect.  You may use it in a commercial setting 
> without a commercial license in a non-GPL'd application if you do not 
> redistribute the MySQL software.  In other words, if the customer of 
> your application downloads and installs MySQL herself, then 
> she is able 
> to use MySQL to power the application regardless, without a 
> commercial 
> license and without requiring the application to be GPL'd.
> 
> 
> 
> Erik
> 
> 
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