[Mageia-dev] Question about mysql-workbench documentation license

Juan Luis Baptiste juancho at mageia.org
Tue Nov 20 03:41:05 CET 2012


In Fedora the bundled documentation of mysql-workbench has been removed
because it isn't distributed under a GPL license. However, according to
this parte of the license, it seems that it can be distributed if it's
distributed along with mysql-workbench:


This documentation is NOT distributed under a GPL license. Use of this
documentation is subject to the following terms:

You may create a printed copy of this documentation solely for your own
personal use. Conversion to other formats is allowed as long as the actual
content is not altered or edited in any way. You shall not publish or
distribute this documentation in any form or on any media, except if you
distribute the documentation in a manner similar to how Oracle disseminates
it (that is, electronically for download on a Web site with the software)
or on a CD-ROM or similar medium, provided however that the documentation
is disseminated together with the software on the same medium. Any other
use, such as any dissemination of printed copies or use of this
documentation, in whole or in part, in another publication, requires the
prior written consent from an authorized representative of Oracle. Oracle
and/or its affiliates reserve any and all rights to this documentation not
expressly granted above.


My interpretation is that even if it isn't GPL'd we can distribute it if
it's bundled with mysql-workbench. Is this correct ? if not then I'll apply
the patch form Fedora to remove it too.

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