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Re: MariaDB and the SCA


On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 5:18 AM, Henrik Ingo<henrik.ingo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Giuseppe
> I'm cross-posting to maria-discuss since this is now a non-technical
> discussion. Please remove maria-developers when replying.
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Giuseppe Maxia<g.maxia@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Why it's perfectly OK that MariaDB gets MySQL bugfixes for free and
>> instead it's a rip off if MySQL gets MariaDB bug fixes?
> Of course, all of the MariaDB source code is available as GPL, just
> like for MySQL. Sun is not prohibited from using it under the GPL,
> just like we are using MySQL code.

I look forward to using improvements published by MariaDB.

>> MariaDB requires the same kind of legal grants that Sun asks, and the
>> FAQ even states "The MCA is based on Sun's Contributor Agreement. We
>> think it is one of the best contributor agreements around! "
>> http://askmonty.org/wiki/index.php/MCA_FAQ
> We've made some adjustments, but yes, apparently it is one of the best
> contributor agreements around, the community seems to think. That's
> why we use it.

Will MariaDB incorporate BSD-licensed features published by the community?

Mark Callaghan