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From:Issac Goldstand Date:August 12 2004 8:38am
Subject:Re: On the licensing once again
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What if a company hires me to build an application for them.  They already
have MySQL downloaded and installed.  Do I/they need a license?
What if the software is open-source, but not free?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lachlan Mulcahy" <asqui@stripped>
To: <mysql@stripped>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 2:14 PM
Subject: RE: On the licensing once again


> 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?
>
> Regards,
> Lachlan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DebugasRu [mailto:debugas@stripped]
> Sent: Wednesday, 11 August 2004 5:22 PM
> To: mysql@stripped
> Subject: On the licensing once again
>
>
> 1)
> LM> If your software is licensed under either the GPL-compatible Free
> Software
> LM> License as defined by the Free Software Foundation or approved by OSI,
> then
> LM> use our GPL licensed version.
>
> 2)
> 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
> purchase
> 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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