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From:Jimmy Guerrero Date:June 8 2006 1:51am
Subject:RE: MySQL (GPL License)
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Hello,

If you are still unsure about the licensing, this may help...

http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/ 

http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/faq.html

There are also related links off to the right concerning the Open Source
License and Commercial License.

Thanks,

Jimmy Guerrero
Sr Product Manager
MySQL, Inc




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Louie Loria [mailto:mlloria@stripped] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 8:42 PM
> To: mysql@stripped
> Subject: Re: MySQL (GPL License)
> 
> Ok thanks, I'm somehow clarified.
> 
> Mic
> 
> 
> Douglas Sims wrote:
> > I believe that if you are only using MySQL for your 
> company's internal 
> > needs, whether from a web server or for deployment to other 
> > company-owned locations, you don't need a commercial license.  For 
> > example, if your company owns fifiteen stores, you could set up a 
> > MySQL-based point-of-sale system at each one without needing a 
> > commercial license.  You only need to release your source 
> code if you 
> > release your compiled code.
> > 
> > Also, I believe the GPL requirement for sharing only applies if you 
> > have modified MySQL's object code, i.e. compiled your code 
> into it or 
> > it into your code or linked object code to it.  If you are simply 
> > installing it as a database and communicating to it through DBI or 
> > ODBC or some other means which uses sockets or ports, you 
> don't need 
> > to release your code under the GPL.
> > 
> > Thus, you hardly ever need to purchase a commercial license.
> > 
> > Please note that this is just my understanding.  I hope 
> someone will 
> > correct if I have misstated anything here.
> > 
> > However, it is very reasonable and desirable to support MySQL as a 
> > company, as they save us all tons of money over Oracle, 
> MS-SQL, etc., 
> > in addition to providing an excellent product.  So even if 
> you don't 
> > need the commercial license, if your company depends upon MySQL, 
> > buying a commercial license, paying for training, attending 
> > conferences, or buying lots of t-shirts is nice.
> > 
> > Douglas Sims
> > Doug@stripped
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Jun 7, 2006, at 7:58 PM, Logan, David (SST - Adelaide) wrote:
> > 
> >> Hi Michael,
> >>
> >> I believe you can purchase a commercial license taking 
> away the GPL 
> >> provisions from your software if you do not wish to GPL your own 
> >> software. You can enquire on the MySQL website.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >>
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> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Michael Louie Loria [mailto:mlloria@stripped]
> >> Sent: Thursday, 8 June 2006 9:45 AM
> >> To: mysql@stripped
> >> Subject: MySQL (GPL License)
> >>
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I would like to inquire about the GPL License used by MySQL.
> >>
> >> Here's our scenario
> >>
> >> We developed our owned software needed by our operations 
> using MySQL 
> >> community edition under Windows platform.
> >>
> >> GPL says that we should distribute/share the source code. 
> But I think 
> >> it isn't even of interest or beneficial to others because 
> it was done 
> >> on the company specs.
> >>
> >> If we were required to distribute/share our source code. What 
> >> distribution methods can be used? like uploading the 
> source code in a 
> >> site? or when someone walks in and asks for the source code, we 
> >> should share it to them.
> >>
> >> Thanks, I just need to have some clarifications about the GPL
> >>
> >> Mic
> 
> 

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MySQL (GPL License)Michael Louie Loria8 Jun
  • RE: MySQL (GPL License)SST - Adelaide)8 Jun
    • Re: MySQL (GPL License)Douglas Sims8 Jun
      • Re: MySQL (GPL License)Michael Louie Loria8 Jun
        • RE: MySQL (GPL License)Jimmy Guerrero8 Jun
      • RE: MySQL (GPL License)Daevid Vincent8 Jun
      • Re: MySQL (GPL License)mos8 Jun
        • Re: MySQL (GPL License)Douglas Sims8 Jun
          • Re: MySQL (GPL License)Douglas Sims8 Jun
          • re[2]: MySQL (GPL License)Rob Desbois8 Jun
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              • Re: re[2]: MySQL (GPL License)Harrison Fisk8 Jun
        • Re: MySQL (GPL License)Jochem van Dieten8 Jun
Re: MySQL (GPL License)Michael Louie Loria8 Jun
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