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Re: FW: [webmaster] Comparison to MySQL

From: Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>
To: Postgresql Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: FW: [webmaster] Comparison to MySQL
Date: 2003-11-12 19:36:02
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On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 08:46:23AM -0800, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> >Do they require you to sign over the copyright even if you do not wish
> >to include your code in their distribution but intend to simply fork it?
> > 
> >
> No that would be illegal.

Well, not exactly.  There is certainly no law against it.  It would
just be inconsistent with the GPL half of their dual license.  Since
they have the trademark on MySQL, though, they could prevent you from
redistributing your new, forked version as MySQL.


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