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Re: GPL



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.

> 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
proprietary license.

Rui

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