Non GPL Python MySQL Client Library.

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Tue Jun 29 18:18:35 CEST 2004

Sion Arrowsmith wrote:

>A.M. Kuchling <amk at> wrote:
>>It seems much simpler to choose PostgreSQL (or perhaps Firebird) instead of
>>MySQL; neither database presents such an irritating licensing issue.
>Unless your target platform is Windows, in which case Postgres
>presents an even more irritating licensing issue, in that not
>only do you need a licence, but you need to decide who you're
>going to get it from.
>(Compatability of Firebird's SQL with any existing SQL you
>have lying around is another matter which is giving me a major
>headache at the moment.)
Well, somewhat pointless, as the OP has stated his belief that he must 
go with MySQL, but I'm pretty darn sure PostgreSQL is freely available 
for Windows platforms (I use it every day).  It can be quite readily 
installed as part of the CYGWIN environment, and the server thus 
installed works nicely with any of the PostgreSQL client libraries for 
Python (including PyPgSQL, which is BSD licensed).

Oh well, time to go back to real work now,

  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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