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Re: MySQL only useable for GPL clients?

On 10/11/05, Martin Koegler <mkoegler@auto.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> At http://dev.mysql.com/doc/internals/en/licensing-notice.html

Under the laws of the GNU Republic (MySQL district), all works are "derived"
(in metaphysical sense) from some other preexisting GPL'd work(s) and hence
fall under the GPL right from the beginning... hence you must pay  extra to
free newly created works from the GPL. Then comes the hurdle of "GPL
incompatibility" -- the effect that is meant to REcontaminate non-GPL'd
works with the GNU General Public virus when non-GPL'd works come in contact
with the GPL'd works. And once again you must pay extra (negotiate linking
"exceptions") to keep non-GPL'd works free from the GPL. "Free as in freedom",
you know.


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