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Hello group,

We are developing a Report Generator that works with a number of databases.
In order to add support for MySQL, I need to understand the implications of
using the JDBC driver, and the effect it will have on the closed-source
application using it.

The question is: does the application making call on the GPLed JDBC driver
come under GPL? The driver itself is not going to be extended/reworked in
any way, but used "as is".

A related question: can the driver be freely distributed (bundled) with a
commercial application?

I never worked with MySQL, and hope that someone could shed some light on
this issue.


Alex Molochnikov
Gestalt Corporation
Jul 20 '05 #1
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