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Re: Will mysql 4 be in FC2?



On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 06:59:35PM +0100, Jurgen Kramer wrote:
> Why is that? It was never a problem before. MySQL being GPL should be
> good (??).

It should be good, but it ends up being a problem.  glibc, for example
is NOT GPL, it is LGPL specifically because of the problems of linking
to non-GPL-compatible code.  If glibc were GPL, then proprietary apps,
and even other open source stuff that wasn't compatible with GPL,
wouldn't be able to use the C library.  System platform libraries need
to be LGPL or another license that is compatible with a wide range of
licenses that may need to link directly with them.




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