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From:Mike Hillyer Date:February 22 2004 1:45am
Subject:RE: License Name?
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Sorry, hadn't been in on that discussion yet.

Mike

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steph [mailto:steph.fox@stripped]
> Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 6:17 PM
> To: Mike Hillyer; community@stripped
> Subject: RE: License Name?
>
>
> afaik I know that's already being discussed.  I thought that was
> why we were
> here.
>
> but I could have mis-read the smoke-signals of course.
>
> Zak, comments?
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mike Hillyer [mailto:mike@stripped]
> > Sent: 22 February 2004 00:53
> > To: community@stripped
> > Subject: License Name?
> >
> >
> > Hello Again;
> >
> > Now here's another question: MySQL uses the GPL, but it seems like this
> > leaves a lot of room for interpretation. In addition, modifications are
> > already being made to the license to allow for linking in PHP. Is
> > it perhaps
> > time to implement the changes as "The MySQL License"?
> >
> > When MySQL uses the GPL as "The GPL" it makes me wonder whose
> > interpretation
> > of the GPL is final in licensing issues: is it MySQL AB's
> > interpretation or
> > the FSF's that applies? Perhaps a naming of "The MySQL Open License" and
> > "The MySQl Commercial License" would make it clear that the license is
> > specific to MySQL and MySQL AB is the final decider.
> >
> > Now of course this could potentially piss off a certain number of
> > people. I
> > can imagine the comments on Slashdot now, some ok and some saying
> > this makes
> > MySQL non-Open Source. Some would complain that MySQL AB being the final
> > decider on license interpretation means MySQL AB can always
> > decide in their
> > favor.
> >
> > Just one more thing to ponder...
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >
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