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From:Zak Greant Date:August 12 2004 2:24am
Subject:Re: R: On the licensing once again
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On Aug 11, 2004, at 11:45, Santino wrote:
> I think that the license scheme is very simple reading gnu faq:
> If you distribute your software under GPL you and your customer don't 
> need a commercial license but the user can change your code and give 
> it away with a GPL license.
> In every other case you need a commercial license.
> The point of GPL are:
> - full source of all the code
> - every work "derived" from the original must be distributed under gpl
> - right to modify and distribute all the software (with gpl).
>
> So you can not distribute any software that requires MySql (or other 
> gpl source code) without a GPL license.
>
> Now a question:
> Where is the text of commercial license; I have one trouble:
> Can I buy a license (1 for each server) and sell my application to a 
> reseller that will sell my application, hardware and technical support 
>  to the real customer?

Hi Santino,

Good question! I don't usually deal with the details of the proprietary 
MySQL licensing, but I would guess that as long as a MySQL server has a 
valid license, we don't care how it gets to then end user.

I can put you in touch with one of our sales team members to get you 
more information.

Cheers!
-- 
Zak Greant
MySQL AB Community Advocate

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