Re: Licensing requirements ???
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Licensing requirements ???
- From: MJ Ray <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 01:09:49 +0100
- Message-id: <19f5f9b0030e40c7a1a47877c6261a7e@Bouncing>
- In-reply-to: <20031009190136.GA21992@Bragi.private.network>
On 2003-10-09 20:01:36 +0100 Michael D Schleif <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
My client wants to retain all rights to their software, and is not
willing to release their software in any `free' software fashion.
...so this isn't a question about the licence of something that can be
in Debian? I suspect debian-legal is not the best list for this.
Everything other than the proprietary software is straight DEB
installed, so their is no issue of distributing modified `free'
software. However, the MySQL licensing model seems to indicate that a
licensing fee is due them; and, I wonder about others.
I believe that you can supply MySQL for free or fee. If you are
creating a derived work of it, you will need to read and understand
the terms of the licence, or buy a different licence from them. IANAL
and this is an opinion, not legal advice. If you have a more specific
question about MySQL licensing, MySQL AB are probably the best people
What are the repercussions to my client, as a result of this model?
How long is a piece of string? I'd expect that they will get reduced
licence fees and no effective vendor lock-in. Please seek legal
advice from a copyright lawyer with experience of free software
licences in your local jurisdiction.
MJR/slef My Opinion Only and possibly not of any group I know.
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