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MySQL AB and Nusphere Corporation Announce Settlement

Nov 08, 2002, 17:30 (3 Talkback[s])

MySQL AB and NuSphere Corporation have announced a settlement of the dispute between the two companies regarding use of the MySQL trademarks, copyrights, and compliance with the GNU General Public License (GPL).

The settlement resolves all outstanding issues between the two companies including ownership and use of trademarks and domain names and assignment to MySQL AB of copyrights for all NuSphere contributions to the MySQL program, and MySQL AB has issued a letter to NuSphere Corporation verifying GPL compliance.

"We are happy to resolve this dispute," said Olivier Beutels, Sales Executive, Northern Europe, MySQL AB. "These past months of discussion with NuSphere regarding trademark rights and GPL issues have confirmed for us all that open source software can flourish free under the GPL license and commercially when the situation merits it."

"We are pleased to reach this amicable settlement and resolve the issues between the two companies," said Dmitri Dmitrienko, General Manager Europe, NuSphere Corporation. "We look forward to getting back to the normal run of business and plan to continue shipping the MySQL database in the NuSphere Technology Platform, and remain focused on our flagship product."

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