On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 01:04:23AM +0000, Tor Lillqvist <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] ( Marc) (A.) (Lehmann ) writes:
> > According to you, this shouldn't be. Additionally, one would assume that
> > these are additional restrictions that are explicitly forbidden by the GPL
> > itself.
First of all, it should have been "could", not "would" in the above
> But these restrictions are placed by the MySQL copyright holders
> themselves, aren't they?
Yes. But they can't license a product to me saying it's licensed under the
GPL and then, in another part of the documentation _outside_ the license,
place restrictions not mentioned in the GPL.
This is at best contradicting.
Also, I am quite sure that not everybody who contributed code to mysql
is aware that the GPL is, in fact, not the whole license.
That is, *iff* these are additional restrictions, which is a point of view
not everybody needs to share.
My point is solely that most arguing (even by me, I might interpret the
license totally correctly, yet still fail to predict reality) about the
requirements of the GPL is moot if somebody goes to court :)
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