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MIT, Apache, BSD, GPL, LGPL what the h*ll

From: Glenn A. Thompson <gthompson_at_cdr.net>
Date: 2002-07-05 18:42:55 CEST

Hey folks.

I get more feaked about these licenses issues all the time.

Where does one get the answers?

For instance, ODBC and MySQL

MySQL client libs are LGPL.
MyODBC is GPL with a big red caption that reads:

DISCLAIMER: MyODBC 3.51 binaries and sources are released under General
Public License, not under LGPL. As a special
                        exception to the MyODBC GPL license, one is
allowed to use MyODBC with any ODBC manager, even if the ODBC manager is
not GPL. In other words: The ODBC manager itself is not affected by the
MyODBC GPL license.

OK, how is the program using the ODBC manager affected?

For development I'm using UnixODBC which is LGPL.

Is there a web resource that will help get me unwrapped from the axil?

Why is it that whenever people try to do something nice for the world,
lawyers come in and f*** it all up!

Sorry for the rant.
But do you guys have any good resources to share?


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