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Re: Bug#168554: Status of Sarge Release Issues (Updated for May)


On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 07:27:12PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 08:11:50AM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> >> Drew Scott Daniels <umdanie8@cc.umanitoba.ca> wrote:
> >> [...]
> >>> 3 MySQL 4: http://packages.qa.debian.org/m/mysql-dfsg.html (note the
> >>> current license RC bug on libmysqlclient12, it isn't lgpl and there's
> >>> openssl vs gpl license issues)
> >> [...]
> >> Afaict this is fixed, Upstream has granted permission to link "with
> >> our GPL library with any true OpenSource package (OSI guidelines)."
> > It is not quite as simple as this, is it?  Adding certain exceptions to the
> > GPL can make the resulting license incompatible with the original GPL.
> Hmm, I think you've got a point, the "just add an OpenSSL exception to
> the license" procedure doesn't work if other GPL'ed stuff
> (mysql-server) is included.

I wrote today with Lenz Grimmer who is the MySQL employee who cares
about contact to the distribution maintainers. He told me that he will
talk about licence issues with "David" from MySQL at the end of this

I will forward him your email.



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