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Re: MySQL-OpenSSL linking, news by MySQL team.about licensing

On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 09:54:41AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 01:26:35PM +0200, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
>> we have some news about #167747 which is potentially of interest
>> of all packages which links OpenSSL libraries and MySQL libraries.
>> MySQL libraries currently are plain GPL, NOT LGPL as someone thought.
> Unless they're trying to retroactively revoke the LGPL license, versions
> of the libs prior to MySQL 4.0 are still available under thh LGPL.

It's not that simple.

Quoting myself in http://bugs.debian.org/168554
|Nevertheless this does not make libmysqlclient10 licensed under LGPL
|because mysql-dfsg-3.23.53/libmysql/net.c includes mysqld_error.h, a
|GPLed file.
|Please clarify this issue with upstream, whether this was an accident
|and libmysqlclient10 is supposed to be LGPL or if it was intended and
|libmysqlclient10 is indeed licensed under GPL.
          cu andreas

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