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

Juan Luis Baptiste juancho at mageia.org
Tue Nov 20 05:11:17 CET 2012

Ooops forgot to put the link from where the licence comes from:


On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM, Juan Luis Baptiste <juancho at mageia.org>wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Cheers,
> --
> Juancho

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