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From:Andrew Moore Date:April 10 2012 1:32am
Subject:Re: Licensing question about mysql_com.h
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So what's the deal with Twitter's mysql code...how can it be BSD licensed?
I'm a bit unsure about the intricacies of licensing.

A

On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 1:19 AM, Michael Dykman <mdykman@stripped> wrote:

> 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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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