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Re: [MariaDB/server] MDEV-9857: line cache size (to 10.1) (#169)
On May 05, Kristian Nielsen wrote:
> Sergei Golubchik <serg@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >> > confirmation that we can take it under BSD-new or MCA
> > The question is not about relicensing GPLv2 patch under BSD. It's
> > about getting any license at all.
> So do I understand you correctly: The fact that the original request
> to the contributer asks for only BSD-new or MCA is an oversight? And
> all contributers should read this and similar requests as a request
> for granting either BSD, MCA, _or_ GPLv2 rights to patches, at the
> contributer's choice?
No, I did not say that. BSD-new is, indeed, preferred, because it's a
more open license and the ecosystem benefits from it. For example,
Oracle can take any patch that was published under BSD, even if it was
contributed to MariaDB. But Oracle cannot use patches, that were
published under GPLv2.
So, indeed, the standard request is "please contribute under MCA or
But this is unrelated to the contribution that we're talking about. It
was neither under MCA, nor under BSD, nor under GPLv2. It was under OCA.
Which does not give us right to use it. Was it under GPLv2, that
would've been enough.
Chief Architect MariaDB