Subject: Re: commercial application development
From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 23:43:53 -0400

Sujita Purushothaman scripsit:

> If you use MySQL to develop a closed-source application you have to buy 
> the commercial license. If you use the GPLed MySQL then you have to 
> release your application under the GPL.

Not quite, on either count.  If you use MySQL to develop a closed-source
application *that you distribute to people in binary form*, then you
have to buy the commercial licnese.  Similarly, if you use the GPLed
version, and you *release your application in binary form*, then you
have to provide source to the people who got the binary.

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