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From "吴晟 Sheng Wu" <>
Subject Re: Are MySQL driver and MySQL protocol allowed in distribution?
Date Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:35:54 GMT
Yes, MySQL will be an optional feature. And only required by a few people.

So, asking them to download is good enough.

I will share this solution to the community.

Sheng Wu

From: "sebb"<>
Date: Fri, Apr 13, 2018 21:36 PM
To: "general"<>;
Subject: Re: Are MySQL driver and MySQL protocol allowed in distribution?

On 13 April 2018 at 11:26, Karl Wright <> 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:

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 <> 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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