[fpc-pascal] Licencing software made in Free Pascal
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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