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Re: [ossig] MySQL - A quick question.

2 sen only here !!

On Wed, 2003-03-19 at 12:49, Venantius Kumar wrote:
> MySQL is released under GPL .  Now what does this means?  

Essentially, that all derived works have to be licensed similarly.
> If I were to use GPL version of MySQL in my commercial project how will
> it affect my company?

To its best. 
> What are the resrictions applied to it?

You may sell it for any price. At least on request, you have to provide
the source, though. The actual business model would be based on
expertise, then (support).

> If I develop my commercial application using MySQL/C++ API, do I have to
> open source my software also?

If you add and sell, yes.
> I am asking these questions to answer my management when I propose to
> them open-source based solution building for our proprietry apps.  They
> are already aware that Linux is coming to the main stream as some of our
> customers are asking for Linux based solutions.
> regards,
> Venantius.

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