> 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.
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