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

From: Bryan O'Sullivan <bos_at_serpentine.com>
Date: 2002-07-05 20:34:22 CEST

On Fri, 2002-07-05 at 10:43, Branko ╚ibej wrote:

> Sigh. This misconception pops up all the time. It's RMS (actually, the
> FSF, but in this case I think that's synonimous) who says the Apache
> licence is not compatible with (L)GPL, but of course that's his opinion
> -- personally, I think it's nonsense.

For practical purposes, all of MySQL is covered by the GPL unless issued
under a different license by MySQL AB (such as their commercial-use

MySQL's licensing language is confusing and vague, and is most certainly
not simply a matter of "server is GPL, client is LGPL". I say this
because if one were to have commercial intentions regarding SVN, and
assumed it was safe to use MySQL as the fs component without relicensing
it from MySQL AB, one would be courting litigation.


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