Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 06:30:02PM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
MySql also has a commercial license
MySQL also has a *proprietary* license which they sell you (commercially).
Free Software is also commercial! You can use Free Software to gain money
even if you release your program under the GPL.
You can sell one copy - but you can't prevent that customer from giving
away copies to everyone else. Or you can give the program away yourself
and sell support.
if you don't want to release your
product under the GPL. But again, postgresql, apache and tomcat do not
have the GPL restrictions and there is no problem building commercial
applications with them.
There isn't any problem building commercial applications with MySQL's GPL
version. MySQL is capitalizing on the confusion between the terms
proprietary and commercial in order to convince many to buy their
If you use libraries (like the MySQL client) covered by the GPL and
distribute the program, the entire work must be under GPL terms -
although I think an earlier message had a link to an exception for MySql
for some other open source license terms.