The complete answer could only be obtained from licensing@stripped.
Pat Ballard <pat_bllrd@stripped> wrote:
> Suppose i distribute MySQL-4.1 with an appliance,
> which is a sealed x86 machine running a Linux
> distribution made by another entity (ok, it's Red
> Hat). I don't write any code that's directly linked to
> MySQL, I'm only using the existing php-mysql, etc.,
> packages already provided by the distribution, plus
> some third-party apps that are under GPL and link to
> MySQL (applications that access MySQL, not written by
> me, but are Open Source GPL projects off SourceForge
> and other places - i just bundle them with the
> Any code that I write personally is PHP and sits on
> top of the php-mysql module provided by Red Hat.
> The end-user has no direct visibility to the database,
> in fact, the end-user might never know it's MySQL -
> all that is visible is the PHP interface, via Apache.
> In this case, what's the license? Is MySQL still free
> (under GPL)?
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