I should first start this blog post with the acronym IANAL (I am
not a lawyer). Also the views in this post are mine and not
my employer's (a lawyer did ask me to say that part).
Questions on the MariaDB JDBC Driver have already been raised so I wanted to do something similar for the MariaDB C Connector. The JDBC's issues are mostly ethical whereas my C Connector questions are mostly legal.
But first a little history... MySQL 3.23.58 was the last version to include an LGPL licensed connector …