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Re: License question
Posted by: Arjen Lentz ()
Date: May 16, 2005 10:22PM

Allan Hardy wrote:
> I too am trying to work out MySQL licensing and advise my company and customers. You seem
> to have a tough job on this, one that I would have thought was well documented by now.

I think my task is only complicated because people insist on asking me stuff that is not within my realm to answer.

> Where you said:
> -- See for interpretations of the GPL.
> Why? I mean your the copyright holder. Its your interpratation and enforcement thats relavent,
> not FSFs.

Hence I say: if you want a legal opinion relevant to you, ask a lawyer. Is that unreasonable?
Lawyer's opinions differ, it is just a matter on which advice you are satisfied with for your particular situation. In the end, it's only opinions though, not final judgements. In a court case, any interpretation or opinion is irrelevant, the court's ruling would matter.

All I can say is that MySQL AB is not a litiguous company. We produce software, not court cases.

Regards, Arjen.
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