I am very pleased to announce that the latest version of the FLOSS
exception has made it through rounds of review by the community, the
MySQL lawyers and MySQL team.
The FLOSS Exception is an exception to the terms and conditions of the
GPL licensing for the MySQL clients that allows for greater
compatibility between the GPL and other common Free Software/Open
The complete text of the latest version is posted at
A history of changes may be found at
(Click the (diff) links on the preceding page to see changes between
Barring any unforeseen difficulties, this exception should be added to
the next minor releases of the various official MySQL client APIs.
|• A new version of the MySQL FLOSS Exception||Zak Greant||15 Jul|