Two days ago we added the University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License
to the list of licenses in the MySQL FLOSS license exception (http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/foss-exception.html). In my opinion exception
is actually a badly chosen word - extension
would probably be more sufficient here as it actually extends the scope of the MySQL client libraries license. From the introductionary text on top of the document:
We want specified Free/Libre and Open Source Software ("FLOSS") applications to be able to use specified GPL-licensed MySQL client libraries (the "Program") despite the fact that not all FLOSS licenses are compatible with version 2 of the GNU General Public License (the "GPL").
In other words, the license exception [Read more...]