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Re: sql.el: Is MySQL free?

From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: Re: sql.el: Is MySQL free?
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 22:39:16 +0200
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address@hidden (Gerd Moellmann) writes:

> I guess that's something for you, Alex.

Sure, I will apply the patch on my local copy and send it to you, no
problem.  What I cannot do, however, is confirm that MySQL is indeed
free software.  I remember that I added this warning about MySQL being
non-free at the request of RMS, so perhaps he is in a better position
to say whether the documentation can be changed?


> The documentation in sql-help and in sql-mysql says that MySQL is
> non-free. However on their web page
> (http://www.mysql.com/support/arrangements/copyrights.html) I read
> that they use a mix of GNU GPL and GNU LGPL plus some Berkeley-style
> license.


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