On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 03:46:06PM -0700, Warren Young wrote:
> On Dec 16, 2010, at 3:11 PM, Chris Frey wrote:
> > Is this because the mysql C library is GPL
> The recent patch only talks about the MySQL++ license, which is LGPL. The C API
> license issues are covered in the FAQ:
If we're just talking about the LGPL, then this part would be false, no?
+ This means that if you build MySQL++ as a static library, you
+ can't legally distribute binaries linked against it. Unlike with
Because if you distribute the object files of the application and related
closed dependencies, then mysql++ can be modified from source, and the
application can be re-linked.
The only way I can see that mysql++ users can't get the full benefits of
the LGPL is if some other library, that mysql++ relies on, prevents it.
And this would either be the C mysql library under GPL, or the commercial
C mysql library, under some commercial license.
What am I missing? :-)