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From:Jigal van Hemert Date:October 20 2004 11:03am
Subject:Re: Commercial Licensing Question
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> We intend to use MySQL database in one of our commercial applications.
> We would like to know whether we need to buy MySQL license for each
> of our product installations. Or How many installations can we make with
> one commercial license of MySQL database.

In general:

The answer you will hear from MySQL AB when you ask them directly is to buy
a commercial license if you are in doubt whether your situation is covered
by the non-commercial license. This way you will also support the
development of the product.

Many on this list read the license as follows: only if you distribute MySQL
with your commercial product you will need a commercial license per server
where the product will be installed. This would mean you don't need a
commercial license for running a MySQL server which is used for commercial
purposes and you don't need a commercial license if your product needs a
MySQL database to function, but MySQL is not distributed by you.

I agree with MySQL AB that it would be nice to buy a license if you make a
lot of money with their product, but the current license seems require a
commercial license only if you distribute MySQL with your commercial
product.

Regards, Jigal.

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