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From:Michael Dykman Date:April 10 2012 12:19am
Subject:Re: Licensing question about mysql_com.h
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Your code might not qualify for the linking excepetion, but users of
your code can use the inking exception to licence their product
however they choose.

 - michael dykman

On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM, James Ots <mysql@stripped> wrote:
> I don't think I can use a linking exception when I license my code, as
> the GPL says I must license my code with the same licence that the
> original code used.
>
> James Ots
>
> On 8 April 2012 00:52, Michael Dykman <mdykman@stripped> wrote:
>> Not quite true.  Your driver would likely have to be published under
>> GPL but that allows the linking exception which allows users of your
>> driver to avoid having to open-source their own works which utilize
>> the driver.    Should someone decide to code bug fixes or extensions
>> for your driver, those would necessarily be GPL.
>>
>>  - michael dykman
>>
>> On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 6:52 PM, James Ots <mysql@stripped> wrote:
>>> I am writing a MySQL connector for the Dart programming language. I
>>> was hoping to licence it under the BSD Licence, but since it uses
>>> modified parts of mysql_com.h, which is licensed under the GPL, I'm
>>> guessing that I'll have to licence my connector under the GPL as well?
>>> And therefore, anyone who used the connector would also have to
>>> licence their software under the GPL too?
>>>
>>> Am I correct about this? I looked at the FOSS exception, but it
>>> doesn't seem to apply in this case.
>>>
>>> James Ots
>>>
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>>
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>>
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 - michael dykman
 - mdykman@stripped

 May the Source be with you.
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Licensing question about mysql_com.hJames Ots7 Apr
  • Re: Licensing question about mysql_com.hMichael Dykman7 Apr
    • Re: Licensing question about mysql_com.hJames Ots9 Apr
      • Re: Licensing question about mysql_com.hMichael Dykman10 Apr
        • Re: Licensing question about mysql_com.hAndrew Moore10 Apr
  • Re: Licensing question about mysql_com.hMike OK11 Apr