Re: Making metadata storage SQL-driven

On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 17:51 +0100, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> >>The purpose of the Dbus wrapper is not to act as a run around the GPL. 
> >>The dbus wrapper is their to create a per session database thats fast 
> >>and efficient memory wise (by using threads and threadpools). The fact 
> >>that it also allows us to bypass restrictive licenses in this instance 
> >>is a bonus :)
> > 
> > 
> > As I said a runaround and on shaky legal ground.  For you to dismiss it
> > shows you don't understand the issues and are invalidating the intent of
> > the developers of MySQL.
> > 
> My intent is not to cheat Mysql here - I can assure you of that. It 
> certainly wont decrease their sales and in fact if Gnome used it it 
> would probably increase both their profile and sales. If it was harmful 
> in any way to them then I would accept your point. IANAL so yeah there 
> may be issues here I do not understand.
well, as I said in a previous mail, gnome-db, along with other projects
(which right now I don't remember, but IIRC PHP was one of them) asked
MySQL to allow us to use their GPL libs in our LGPL ones when they
changed the license. I also think, as the other projects' maintainers,
that this was good for MySQL. We even "menaced" to just drop MySQL
support entirely, but got no answer at all.

So, it seems they just don't care whether this is good or bad for them,
they just ignored those projects.

So, unfortunately, I wouldn't believe in MySQL realising GNOME using
their lib that way is going to be good for them :(
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>

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