[Python-Dev] Re: New bugtracker project

Mats Wichmann mats@laplaza.org
Wed, 22 May 2002 11:04:50 -0600

MySQL licensing:

 >     4) Recent versions only come with GPLed client libs, ie. the
 >        application using them gets infected by the GPL. The whole
 >        license issue is a general mess: see
 >        http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql-max-4.0.html

This isn't quite true, mysql-max includes some extra stuff
so it itself got "infected", if you want to use that term.
That's why it's packaged as a separate "product".

The general statement is this:

A license is not required if:
=B7       You include the MySQL client code in a commercial program. The=20
client part of MySQL is licensed under the LGPL GNU Library General Public=
License. The mysql command-line client does include code from the readline=
library that is under the GPL, however.

(see http://www.mysql.com/support/arrangements.html)