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From Erik Abele <e...@codefaktor.de>
Subject Re: A MySQL/GPL question for a change
Date Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:58:31 GMT
On 10.03.2008, at 21:21, Henri Yandell wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 12:24 AM, David Jencks  
> <david_jencks@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> ...
>>  5. MySQL is GPL with a FOSS exclusion that appears to say that open
>>  source software can link to it without needing to be GPL.
>
> Agreed.
>
> http://www.mysql.com/about/legal/licensing/foss-exception.html
>
> However this again brings up the sublicensing question. The exclusion
> above would seem to go away if the plugin were included in a product
> which was not 100% made up of FOSS licenses.

FYI, APR is doing something similar [1] so I guess these questions  
have already been discussed in the past...?

Cheers,
Erik

[1] http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/apr/apr-util/trunk/dbd/ 
apr_dbd_mysql.c


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