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Re: license clarification

[Nick Kew]
> I'm aware of the Debian issue.  A couple of weeks ago I posted
> to your bugs database in an effort to resolve this.  It's
> documented in my blog, at
> http://bahumbug.wordpress.com/2006/12/18/apacheaprmysql-packaging/

Ah, indeed you did.  I'm sorry for not noticing your earlier post - I
think at the time I wasn't subscribed to the list that receives bug

> In brief, yes, I'm happy for you to package this in Debian under the
> GPL.  If you prefer, you may instead invoke MySQL's exception and
> include it in an APR-UTIL package under the Apache License 2.0.

So, to be sure I understand - even if you relicense apr_dbd_mysql.c as
Apache License 2.0, the ASF will still not want to ship it due to its
use of libmysqlclient?

Regardless, I think relicensing apr_dbd_mysql.c as AL2.0 is probably
the best solution, certainly that would make it easiest to explain the
situation to an outsider.  I'm satisfied with your email to declare
your dual-license intent, but some people would be more convinced with
an equivalent declaration in the source code itself.  Does this look


--- apr_dbd_mysql.c
+++ apr_dbd_mysql.c
@@ -4,16 +4,19 @@
 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
-(at your option) any later version.
+(at your option) any later version, or (at your option) the Apache
+License 2.0 as published by the Apache Software Foundation.
 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
-GNU General Public License for more details.
+GNU General Public License or the Apache License for more details.
 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
 Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
+You may obtain a copy of the Apache License 2.0 at:

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