At 2003-10-11T15:56:08Z, Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > The situation you describe would mean that mysql would be non-free, and > thus not part of Debian. > > The license of mysql 4.0.14 is a mixture of the GPL, LGPL and BSD > licenses, with nothing prohibiting commercial use. I see nothing in the > license to call for purchase of a special mysql license for this use. I have no strong opinion on the matter; IANAL and don't hang out on -legal. However, this is from MySQL's licensing description at http://www.mysql.com/products/licensing.html: 3. Commercial use for everyone else If your application is not licensed under GPL or compatible OSI license approved by MySQL AB and you intend to distribute MySQL software (be that internally or externally), you must first obtain a commercial license to the MySQL software in question. You may in fact be correct that it is free to use, but MySQL AB's position on the matter seems pretty clear to my untrained eyes. -- Kirk Strauser In Googlis non est, ergo non est.
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