Subject: Re: Change ot topic, back to OVPL
From: Zak Greant <>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 18:31:38 -0700

David Barrett wrote:
>>> (At least, this is what I was told by MySQL when I asked about how 
>>> widely I could internally use private modifications to a MySQL 
>>> server. They told me the GPL allowed me to make and use one server 
>>> without releasing the source, but two or more constitutes distribution.)
>> Such misinformation shouldn't have informed your license. This is not 
>> true.
> Wow, thanks for the fast clarification.  I'm sorry for repeating the 
> misinformation, and I'm glad to know I was wrong -- this re-opens an 
> opportunity that I thought was closed.  Thanks again!

This kind of misinformation should never come from a MySQL AB employee.

Please contact Arjen Lentz <> - Arjen is MySQL's 
Community Relations Manager and helps address problems of this nature.

Note that he might be on vacation right now - if you don't hear from him 
in a week or so, just try him again later.
Zak Greant |