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Re: Additional promise to the MCA



>>>>> "Arjen" == Arjen Lentz <arjen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Arjen> Hi Monty, all
Arjen> On 08/10/2009, at 5:24 AM, Michael Widenius wrote:
>> It would be nice if Sun also could work with BSD, but we have learned
>> the hard way that they don't accept code under the BSD license :(

Arjen> You mean Sun/MySQL then, because for Drizzle, Sun does work with BSD  
Arjen> code.

Arjen> That's actually a nuisance to me since it allows them to dual-license  
Arjen> Drizzle, which I reckon is a really bad idea - best if that were not  
Arjen> possible.

As far as I know, they have also accepted code under the GPL to
Drizzle, so that makes it impossible to dual license.

Anyway, I disagree strongly that it would be in any way bad for anyone
to do dual-licensing of GPL code;  Dual licensing gives the users more
freedom, not less;  It allows people that could not otherwise work
with the code (because of restrictions in their code base) to still
get access to the code under terms that can accept.

Anyway, I think we two should stop the discussion about Dual licensing
as we are clearly off different opinions of the importance of it for
the future.  It's of course all right to be of different opinions, but
I don't think it brings value to this email list if we continue to
discuss it here;  It's better to continue the discussion in person
next time we meet.


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