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Re: MySQL and L-GPL3+

2010/9/23 PICCA Frédéric-Emmanuel
> Hello
> I saw that MySQL libraries are release with a GPL2 (strict) licence with exception
> for FLOSS licences like GPL2+ and 2.1 [1]
> now the question:
> I am working on a package with a L-GPL3+ library.
> In the package there is also a program linking with this LPGL3+ library AND the mysql library and distributed
> under the GPL3+ version
> it seems that this is not allow.
> Nevertheless I could ask the upstream to relicences part of there software.
> I propose them to relicence the program in GPL2+ to solve the issue.
> is it enought ?
> thanks
> Frederic
> [1] http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/m/mysql-5.1/mysql-5.1_5.1.49-1/libmysqlclient16.copyright

The copyright statement for mysql-5.1 package needs to be updated I
think. [1] says (L)GPL-3 is allowed as well.

1. http://www.mysql.com/about/legal/licensing/foss-exception/

Andres Mejia

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