GPL issue at my work place

Rasmus Lerdorf rasmus at
Thu Jan 17 21:16:07 UTC 2008

Dirk Dierickx wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 16:04 +0100, Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
>> However the MySQL client libraries are GPL, and if he links those
>> to proprietary code and then gives the result to a contractor,
>> arguably MySQL can force them to also give the source code of
>> the proprietary code to the contractor, under the terms of the GPL.
> In case of a LAMP stack, where you're using MySQL, the actual MySQL libs
> are linked with PHP rather then with your own written webapp. Is that
> still considered to be 'linking' in view of your own code?


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