[fpc-pascal] Licencing software made in Free Pascal

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Sep 9 23:56:06 CEST 2009

On 09 Sep 2009, at 15:34, Martin wrote:

> wht244 wrote:
>> So, when I want to use libmysql.dll library - I have to make my  
>> application run on a GPL licence. Is that right?
>> And what about sqlite3?
> If your application merely uses (soft link) the mysql library, then  
> you should only be bound to the free-pascal part license.

That's incorrect. MySql is GPL, not LGPL. That generally mean that as  
soon as you link your program to it in any way, your program must be  
distributed under a GPL-compatible license.

Exception: Sun defined an exception to this requirement, in that your  
program is also allowed to link to the MySQL libraries if your program  
is licensed under one of the other licenses listed here: http://www.mysql.com/about/legal/licensing/foss-exception/


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