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Re: Need or not need a license?
Posted by: Arjen Lentz
Date: February 15, 2005 12:31PM

Xavier wrote:
> I read so many things that i'm really confuse about the need to buy a license to use mysql
> database.
> This my situation:
> I work in the software development and we going to make a new software that will work with several
> types of db, mysql included. We wont distribut any kind of database. Thats a pre-requisit for the
> client use our software. I'm wondering Know if i really need to buy the mysql license only to use
> in my business. I will need to test my new software with mysql. Can anyone explain this to
> me?
> where can i see very explain the situation when i need the license.

See for information and some simple questions that will allow you to assess whether you need non-GPL licenses.

There are two things you don't tell above, so I can't simply answer your question....
- Will your application link with the MySQL client libraries (C API), or the MySQL Server (embedded) ?
- Will your application be distributed un an open source (GPL or compatible) license?

Regards, Arjen.
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