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Re: Inactive maintainers

On 2004-06-14 Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> wrote:
> * Andreas Metzler (ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org) [040614 20:55]:
> > Not really. The old mysql-library libmysqlclient10 is still used a
> > lot in Debian simply because libmysqlclient12 is licensed under GPL
> > instead LGPL, which makes it impossible to use in projects with GPL
> > incomptabible licenses.

> Is there a problem with the exception at
> http://www.mysql.com/products/licensing/foss-exception.html

> | As a special exception to the terms and conditions of version 2.0 of
> | the GPL:
> | 
> | You are free to distribute Derivative Works that are formed entirely
> | from works licensed under one or more of the licenses listed below
> | [A lot of licenses]

Yes, there are problems. e.g. 3 is problematic and OpenSSL's license
is missing.

There is ongoing dscussion about this in debian-legal and the BTS.
See, e.g. 242449 and
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