[linux-elitists] GPL Violation: NuSphere
Sun Jul 15 21:29:43 PDT 2001
On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 01:23:32AM -0400, Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO wrote:
> It seems to me, from what I've understood from both talking to
> NuSphere since the NYC convention, and Monty @ mysql, that indeed,
> NuShpere's Gemini product is a violation of the GPL, as Monty
I've been told that they plan to release the source on mysql.org
Monday. We'll see if that still happens. I think some of their
public e-mail even mentioned it.
> NuSphere certain made it sound like they were hacking on the MYSQL
> code base, and said as much, when they where pushing their Gemini
> extentions in the classes they gave at the time.
True. They stand to profit from selling Gemini and MySQL.
> That MYSQL can face a GPL challenge like this from another company
> peddling it's wares to the Free Software community is REALLY
> disheartening....and frankly, Monty Widus, one of the nicest and
> hardest working people I've ever met, really doesn't deserve being
> brought through the wringers like this.
Very true. I have a lot of respect for Monty and David. I've been a
big supporter of them every since I got my hands on MySQL a couple
I hope some of this stuff gets resolved soon, or the Open Source
Convention could be a bit more combative that I'd like. :-(
Jeremy D. Zawodny Web Geek, Perl Hacker, Yahoo!
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