> Does this also apply to non-open-source but free applications? For
> example, we give away Escapade for free - always have, always will,
> at least for the minimal version of the product. If we develop a
> non-free version of Escapade that uses mysqlclient, what happens
> then? We also distribute statically-linked and dynamically-linked
> versions of the product, and I would be interested in knowing
> position on this issue in regards to licensing.
Excellent question and our point also, we give away our non-open
source application as well and do not charge a per user/copy/customer
charge for the client or restrict copies. We DO have licensed servers
and and we DO charge for using our servers. I have been contacted be
e-mail by MySQL licensing and am looking forward to having my
questions answered. We are still using MySQL 3 so I think we are OK.
But was planning on going to MySQL 4 soon. I wonder how this affect
the Mascon people (Neat little app also).
Anyway I can understand MySQL's need to grow and would hope they
continue to listen to us MySQL developers as they always have. (And I
think they will). But I do feel this is an important change for
anyone working with a windows client for MySQL and want to be able to
earn dinner! And I would hope for open discussions. We all want MySQL
to succeed as a DB and as a company.
> - --
> Ed Carp, N7EKG http://www.pobox.com/~erc
> Licensed Texas Peace Officer
> Computer Crime Investigation Consultant
> Director, Software Development
> Escapade Server-Side Scripting Engine Development Team
> Pensacola - Dallas - London - Dresden
> "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace
> alarmed-- and thus clamorous to be let to safety-- by menacing it
> with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
> - -- H. L. Mencken
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