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Old 5th November 2004, 09:25 PM
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I was supposing that in Core 3 that Fedora would include a more recent version of MySQL (4+). I recently looked at the package list for FC3 and found that included is still MySQL 3.23.58.

My argument is that MySQL 4+ has more features, more stability, more security, faster... So why stick with the old? MySQL 4+ is still GPL-compliant!

Why?!
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Old 5th November 2004, 10:08 PM
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Please use the search, for your and our own good
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...hlight=mysql+4
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...hlight=mysql+4
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Old 5th November 2004, 10:14 PM
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Neither of those topics answers my question. They both say there are issues with licensing, yet MySQL's free license is 100% GPL. The only reason there are two licenses is so that:

1) The free one is free, with no expressed or implied warranty.
2) The other license is to purchase warranty and support.

In my opinion there is no issue. So. If someone could answer my question, I'd appreciate it.

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MySQL is free use for those who are 100% GPL. If your application is licensed under GPL or compatible OSI license approved by MySQL AB, you are free to ship any GPL software of MySQL AB with your application ('application' means any type of software application, system, tool or utility). You do not need a separate signed agreement with MySQL AB, because the GPL license is sufficient. We do, however, recommend you contact us as there usually are good opportunities for partnership and co-marketing.
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Old 5th November 2004, 10:23 PM
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I just phoned MySQL at 1-425-743-5635 pretending I worked for a Linux distro. Anyway, they told me that the licensing is compatible since it's 100% GPL. The only exception is if the software that you distribute is sold as a commercial license, using MySQL.

Fedora is GPL. MySQL is GPL.

The licensing issue is NULL.
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Old 6th November 2004, 05:33 PM
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Things aren't always so simple below the surface: It appears that MySQL is also distributed under a 'pile' of licenses and one or more of these licenses raise a red flag for the RH people: http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg05545.html

Heres another one that is a bit better written: http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news...le.php/3358061
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