Essentially the spirit of the license is, if a company builds a system of
some kind where the database facilities are provided by MySQL and wish to
sell that system as a whole without a GPL or other accepted open license
then they will be required to purchase a license for each copy of the server
they distribute. The company distributing the system would generally pay
this to MySQL and include it in the costing/pricing of their product.
Does that clarify things any further for you?
From: DebugasRu [mailto:debugas@stripped]
Sent: Wednesday, 11 August 2004 5:22 PM
Subject: On the licensing once again
LM> If your software is licensed under either the GPL-compatible Free
LM> License as defined by the Free Software Foundation or approved by OSI,
LM> use our GPL licensed version.
LM> If you distribute a proprietary application in any way, and you are not
LM> licensing and distributing your source code under GPL, you need to
LM> a commercial license of MySQL
To be honest i don't understand the double licensing issues at all.
Does the second part 2) applies to the developer of proprietary software
only or does it apply to its users too ?
Why a user cannot install and use MySql under GPL and then install and
use proprietary software under whatever licence he got it.
Or do you want to say that the end user can in general use MySQL under
GPL, but as soon as he tries to use it with that particular
proprietary software then he can no longer use MySQL under GPL ?
This seems to contradict the GPL license terms
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