|Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] MYSQL Licensing
|Correcting just a little:
> In point of fact, Oracle's 'FOSS exception' dual-licensing, the one
> Ruben pointed to, _fixed_ a controversy that perennially arose in MySQL
^^^^^^^ quasi-fixed, actually.
> AB days: MySQL AB's sales people kept telling people -- taking
> advantage of ignorance about copyright law -- that _any_ use of MySQL
> Server (the GPLed code instance) using MySQL Server's MySQL client
> libraries would be copyright violation unless _all_ associated code used
> to talk to MySQL was likewise under GPLv2.
Only quasi-fixed (at best), because the controversy in question didn't
involve ancillary code under any of the 28 open source licences listed
on Oracle's 'FOSS Exception' page, but rather proprietary-licensed code
-- occasioned by MySQL AB's salesdroids continually attempting to
strong-arm business users into buying proprietary licences instead of
reling on the GPLed MySQL Server fork.
As mentioned, this was a scam played on the credulous, because merely
accessing an open source codebase from proprietary calling code does
_not_ create a derivative work.
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