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Submission + - Oracle drops GNU GPL from MySQL's man page licence (muktware.com)

sfcrazy writes: While naive users believed that Oracle will emerge as a champion of free software and polish OOo and MySQL to compete with arch rival Microsoft — the company disappointed everyone. There are reports that MySQL has changed its man page license — it has moved away from GNU GPL. The changes took place between MySQL 5.5.30 to MySQL 5.5.31.

MySQL 5.5.30 man page license clearly said that: This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it only under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

Where as, the MySQL 5.5.31 licence says: This software and related documentation are provided under a license agreement containing restrictions on use and disclosure and are protected by intellectual property laws. Except as expressly permitted in your license agreement or allowed by law, you may not use, copy, reproduce, translate, broadcast, modify, license, transmit, distribute, exhibit, perform, publish, or display any part, in any form, or by any means. Reverse engineering, disassembly, or decompilation of this software, unless required by law for interoperability, is prohibited.

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Oracle drops GNU GPL from MySQL's man page licence

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