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    Does anybody know if its free to use for commerical projects? I.e if I was to develop real online shop using MySQL and I didn't have a licence would is it ilegal? Or is GNU MySQL true open source?
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    MySQL uses a dual licensing policy. If the program you're writing is a open source program MySQL is free to use, if however you're redistributing it on a commercial basis I believe you have to pay to license MySQL.

    http://www.mysql.com/products/licensing.html
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    (Original post by Soulfish)
    MySQL uses a dual licensing policy. If the program you're writing is a open source program MySQL is free to use, if however you're redistributing it on a commercial basis I believe you have to pay to license MySQL.

    http://www.mysql.com/products/licensing.html

    So in otherwords if I make an online shop I have to pay a licence? I have just realised though I am using an external hosting company so I assume there are responsible for the licence and not me. I won't even be using any MySQL software as I will create and populate the database using SQL commands.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    So in otherwords if I make an online shop I have to pay a licence? I have just realised though I am using an external hosting company so I assume there are responsible for the licence and not me. I won't even be using any MySQL software as I will create and populate the database using SQL commands.
    ... you will be using mySQL to hold the data tho...
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    (Original post by kikzen)
    ... you will be using mySQL to hold the data tho...
    Yeah but the database is stored on the server by my hosting company there for its them that pays for the licence not me, all I will be doing is addng tables and data to to the database.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Yeah but the database is stored on the server by my hosting company there for its them that pays for the licence not me, all I will be doing is addng tables and data to to the database.
    oh right yeh, sorry.
 
 
 
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