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Praful Thakare
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Joined: Feb 10, 2001
Posts: 637
Hi,

Have question on Open Source License, especially on mysql, one of the license says if I (commercial vendor) distribute my software with mysql binnaries then i will have to purchase the mysql license from oracle, i interpret it as if i provide my client with mysql installble along with my software i will have to buy license, is it correct interpretation?

Also, under free license can i package jdbc driver for mysql? any more info will be very helpful

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Lester Burnham
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 1337
It gets tricky. MySQL is also available under the GPL with a linking exceptions, which -depending on the specific circumstances- may enable you to ship MySQL with a product that depends on it without obtaining the OEM license from Oracle. I'd advise to consult a lawyer that specializes in such cases.
Praful Thakare
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Joined: Feb 10, 2001
Posts: 637
Thanks much Lester, it indeed is very tricky :-)
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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