> I'm not familiar with MySQL, but OpenOffice is LGPL, not GPL;
furthermore, OpenOffice is an app, not a framework like Qt. For both of
these reasons I see little or no cause for concern if Sun should change
OpenOffice's license to some other FOSS license. That is, if I want to
write a plugin for OpenOffice using the GPL4, I will have no problem.
if you are really this much concerned about not being able to use
not-yet-existing OSS licenses and about being able to write proprietary
derivate works without a payment, you really should be using a BSD instead
of the linux kernel: Even if there was desire to switch to GPLv3, linux
is still stuck to the GPL v2 until _every_ contributor agreed on
relicensing or alternatively every single line of code from authors who
haven't agreed is removed.
on the other hand you will always be able to use/fork/remix all versions
of Qt with (A)GPLv(2|3) code and link it to any code which uses one of the
licenses mentioned in Qt's GPL exception. Also if you want to use your
code with a newer license you can still dual-license it.