[Mageia-dev] License issues with readline (MariaDB)

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Thu Dec 29 17:20:27 CET 2011

Op donderdag 29 december 2011 15:28:58 schreef Maarten Vanraes:

as suspected, MariaDB cannot license as GPLv2+

ok, so what do we do:

A) follow upstream, and use bundled GPLv2 readline to link static against
B) go back to readline-v5
C) repackage debian's version of readline-gplv2 (afaik its a v5 maintained)
D) ignore all this legal crap and just link shared with readline v6
E) try to use libedit, but the spec files contain buildConflicts with it, so i'm 
guessing it's for a good reason.

debian does B)
fedora does either A) or D), but definately static linked

tbh: even though it's not right, my preference goes to D)

my mariadb latest fix is just waiting to be pushed...

please, i need comments and opinions ASAP!

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