[Fedora-legal-list] opinion on libmysqlclient derivatives work
tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon Jan 30 17:54:12 UTC 2012
On 01/29/2012 03:00 PM, Haïkel Guémar wrote:
> I noticed that many wrappers over libmysqlclient are distributed under
> BSD 3c (or alike):
> * dolphin-connector: BSD 3c
> * soci-mysql: Boost
> * poco-mysql: Boost
> Though, the FOSS exception applies, it may mislead users into
> thinking that they can link proprietary softwares to these wrappers
> though the FOSS exception states that all derivatives works should be
> licensed under one of the approved licenses.
> Should we request that the following packages changes their license
> field into GPLv2 ? or at least state somewhere (description,
> README.fedora ?) that any derivatives works are to be licensed under a
> FOSS approved license ?
IMHO, it is inappropriate for Fedora to be providing legal advice (or
pseudo-legal advice) to end users on such topics, especially in areas
where neither Fedora or Red Hat is a copyright holder of consequence.
Let MySQL^WSun^WOracle worry about license infringers.
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