"Open Source database vendor MySQL AB released its latest
incremental release last week (version 4.0.20), but according to
some in the community, it still doesn't address what some say [are]
serious licensing concerns.
"The licensing issue prevents it from being included in some
Linux distributions and working together, from a licensing
perspective, with PHP. Last week, Red Hat's community Fedora
Project released Fedora Core 2 and for all of its updated and
improved packages, it had one notable omission: the 4.x version of
"'Currently, MySQL is not included in Fedora Core 2 due to
conflicts with the MySQL licensing scheme,' Fedora Project
volunteer Jack Aboutboul told internetnews.com. 'The change in
licensing from LGPL to GPL now prohibits inclusion of MySQL code in
any software that is not explicitly licensed under the GPL, such as
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