Thanks a lot for detailed and very helpful reply.
Shaukat Mahmood Ahmadf
On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 11:43 PM, Michael Widenius <monty@stripped> wrote:
>>>>>> "Shaukat" == Shaukat Mahmood Ahmad <write@stripped> writes:
> Shaukat> Hello Everyone,
> Shaukat> Can anyone explain teh liceing terms for following items,
>>> MySQL Plugins (Plugable Storage Eegines, Security Plugin, Audit Plugins ,
> Shaukat> - Can I disctribute / sell my custom storage engines / other
> Shaukat> plugins as commerical product?
> You can always sell them if they are open source.
> However if you want to sell them as closed source, then the following
> should hold:
> a) They don't include any GPL code (It's ok to use GPL header files as
> these don't generate code)
> b) Except for the interface code, the plugin or storage engine can be
> used standalone or with any other application.
> a) is required
> b) Would be preferable to be 100 % legally safe. However you may be
> safe even it it only works with MySQL; It depends on the
>>> Embeded MySQL Server
> Shaukat> - Will I need to open source my application with embeded MySQL
> Yes, except in the case where you link it in dynamicly and your
> application would still work even if you didn't link it in.
>>> Forked MySQL Server
> Shaukat> - What are licening terms for custom / extended / revised MySQL
> Shaukat> Server solutions like the one provided by Percona, Drizzle and
> Shaukat> MariaDB? Can I maintain both open and commerical versions of branded
> Shaukat> MySQL Server solution?
> If your application uses the LGPL libraries that we made from MariaDB,
> then your application doesn't have to be open sourced.
> Creator of MySQL and MariaDB