Revolution, MySQL vs FileMaker

Lynn Fredricks lynn at
Fri Sep 29 22:45:09 EDT 2006

> In general there are (IMHO) two free uses of mySQL: (1) 
> distributing a fully GPL-compliant application, and (2) 
> accessing a mySQL DB at an ISP via browser-based input (or 
> the equivalent), so that the drivers and database are fully 
> in the hands of the ISP and there's nothing for you to "distribute".
> I may be wrong, but this is my understanding of the licensing 
> arrangements.

Im not sure #1 doesn't have additional strings attached, but that's been my
read. However #2 is my understanding as well, allowing jo blow to set up
Wordpress, Joomla and other goodies without worry.

Best regards,

Lynn Fredricks
Paradigma Software, Inc

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