"MySQL, an open-source database company, has taken a step to
mend a rift in the open-source world by updating a controversial
licensing provision that had broken a close tie between the MySQL
database and another software package.
"The rift divided MySQL and PHP, software that lets computers
construct customized Web pages on the fly. The two packages are
found alongside each other so often, along with the Linux operating
system and the Apache Web server, that there's an acronym, LAMP, to
label the software combination.
"On Thursday night, MySQL published a license exception that,
the company said, permits PHP to resume its previous practice of
bundling MySQL components called libraries, said Zack Urlocker,
MySQL's vice president of marketing..."