Non GPL Python MySQL Client Library.

Ville Vainio ville at
Fri Jul 2 01:58:40 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Lothar" == Lothar Scholz <dummy at> writes:

    Lothar> On 01 Jul 2004 18:58:29 +0300, Ville Vainio <ville at>
    Lothar> wrote:

    Lothar> This this is what i will do. Except that it is not
    Lothar> failsafe if MySQL AB wants to give some work to there
    Lothar> lawyers. MySQL AB defines a socket communication as
    Lothar> linking. Just to forbid things like this, but on the other
    Lothar> hand they put there product under the GPL and the GPL does
    Lothar> not define this as linking.

Yes - MySQL AB could as well define that playing Quake on the machine
that is running mysql client libraries is linking. Such definitions
might apply with their proprietary license (which they can write any
way to want), but they can't touch GPL :-).

Ville Vainio

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