Some thoughts on MySQL and Oracle
Posted Dec 21, 2009 8:17 UTC (Mon) by hingo
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Actually, AFAIK, Sun has discussed it with Oracle and Oracle has rejected it.
On the other hand, we shouldn't read too much into it. Majority of Oracle people haven't yet understood what significance it would have anyway (for instance, in conversations they would confuse MySQL commercial licensing (non-GPL) and subscriptions (GPL) and just in general when you can use the GPL version and when not). So if they one day turn around and do LGPL anyway, it can be explained with pure cluelessness.
That, and having seen how Oracle plays this game, they could just out of principle refuse to do any compromises with the EU, then do the same thing anyway later. Just to make it clear they don't negotiate with anyone about these things.
But as I said, assuming rational and informed behavior from Oracle, it would seem they are against LGPL.
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