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Why the EU Should Block Oracle/Sun

Sep 09, 2009, 14:18 (0 Talkback[s])
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"He's correct; MySQL is a dual-licensed product. Anyone can use MySQL as an open-source program, but, to quote Sun's description of the license, 'OEMs, ISVs, VARs and other distributors that combine and distribute commercially licensed software with MySQL software and do not wish to distribute the source code for the commercially licensed software under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (the "GPL") must enter into a commercial license agreement with Sun.'"

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