I have been deploying mySQL servers to several clients' websites for several years.The recent dispute between mySQL AB and Nusphere is really fustrating.
mySQL AB said the Gemini stuffs ,produced by Nusphere is not released under GPL.While in doubt,i have emailed to Britton Johnston,CTO of Nusphere,hoping that i can get some clues.
Below is his reply:
> From: "kwan kwan"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Will i get sources code of your modified mysql ,when
> i purchase your mysql adv?
Kwan, NuSphere distributes source code for MySQL with its
products and licenses them under the GPL. In the specific case
of Enhanced MySQL, we provide the sources for the Gemini table
handler under the GPL license, we provide the gemini component
which is a separate library not derived from MySQL under our
commercial license. Britt... --
D. Britton Johnston 603-578-6707 Nashua
Chief Technology Officer 781-280-4954 Bedford
NuSphere Corporation 781-280-4600 Main
14 Oak Park 781-280-4646 Fax
Bedford, MA 01730 www.nusphere.com