On Tue, 1 Jul 2003 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Rasmus Lerdorf) wrote in
> > On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Nabil wrote:
> >> You need to purchase commercial non-GPL MySQL licenses:
> >>
> >>   a.. If you distribute MySQL Software with your non open source
> >>   software, b.. If you want warranty from MySQL AB for the MySQL
> >>   software, c.. If you want to support MySQL development.
> >> So Why it is not supported with PHP5? and from where i can get the
> >> lib??
> >
> > I guess we need a FAQ.  I am getting tired of answering this.
> >
> > The GPL is not compatible with Apache/BSD-style licenses.  If you link
> > a GPL'ed library into a non-GPL'ed application and then redistribute
> > it, or if you incorporate the code into something and redistribute it,
> > like we do, then you must put that something under the GPL.  And we
> > don't want to put PHP under the GPL because that would mean you
> > couldn't link it into Apache (which sort of defeats the purpose for
> > most people) unless of course we also got the Apache guys to switch to
> > the GPL.  This is why some people call the GPL a viral license.
> So, why then not using the GPL for PHP. Soo many people are releasing their
> software under the GPL.

Didn't I just give one answer to that?  If we GPL'ed PHP then you wouldn't
be allowed to link it into Apache.  There are many others, of course.


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