[Development] MYSQL / MariaDB pre-build plugins

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Jan 2 21:10:34 CET 2020

On Thursday, 2 January 2020 10:45:28 -03 Ville Voutilainen wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Jan 2020 at 13:35, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> 
> > On Monday, 30 December 2019 18:03:04 -03 Ville Voutilainen wrote:
> > > We have the same licensing in Qt as MySQL does, for all practical
> > > purposes.
> > 
> > Qt is freely redistributable, in source or binary forms.
> As is GPLed MySQL. We don't distribute GPL binaries in our packages,
> not because Oracle
> tells us we can't, but because that's a packaging policy decision.

Ok, you're talking about the fact that linking to a GPL'ed library makes a 
derivative work, according to the FSF, and therefore the plugin is GPL too. 
I've heard lawyers interpret this differently, but the only opinion that 
matters here is that of the lawyer representing the entity that is doing the 
hosting and publishing.

This gets solved by linking to the LGPL equivalent. That's libmariadb.so.3.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

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