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From "Toby Considine" <Toby.Consid...@gmail.com>
Subject RE: Are MySQL driver and MySQL protocol allowed in distribution?
Date Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:21:10 GMT
The simple rule, in standards or in open source, is:

Incorporate by Reference not by Inclusion.

All else is details.

-----Original Message-----
From: William Guo [mailto:guoyp@apache.org] 
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:44 AM
To: general@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Are MySQL driver and MySQL protocol allowed in distribution?

Thanks for the explanation.

William

On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 9:36 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 13 April 2018 at 11:26, Karl Wright <daddywri@gmail.com> wrote:
> > You can't distribute the MySQL driver, but as long as you don't
> distribute
> > the driver, you are free to solve the problem any way you like.  You 
> > can require that the user download the driver themselves, or you can 
> > develop your own driver -- all of those are fine.
>
> This is the policy that I think applies here:
>
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#optional
>
> Does the product work without MySQL?
> It sounds like that this would be an optional storage method, so 
> depending on it would be fine.
>
> The uses who want to use MySQL will have to download the driver (and 
> accept the terms of its license).
> Those that don't wish to use MySQL aren't affected.
>
> > Karl
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 6:20 AM, 吴晟 Sheng Wu <wu.sheng@foxmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >> Someone asked whether could provide a mysql based storage 
> >> implemention
> for
> >> SKyWalking.
> >> I am aware mysql driver is under GPL, so should not be allowed, right?
> >> Then how about the mysql protocol? If they implement the codes by 
> >> themself, because the storage required a few features compared to 
> >> the
> real
> >> driver.
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >> Sheng Wu
>
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