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Mårten Mickos on GPLv3Raven Zachary, July 23, 2007 @ 12:10 pm ET
I’m at Ubuntu Live today in Portland, Oregon, with my colleague Jay Lyman. Jay and I both live in Portland, making this the shortest conference trip of the year, traffic permitting. The conference takes place just prior to OSCON in the same venue, produced by O’Reilly Media.
MySQL AB CEO Mårten Mickos just finished a keynote this morning. During the Q&A portion following his talk, an audience member inquired about MySQL’s potential adoption of the GPLv3. The answer? “I think it very well might happen,” said Mickos. He went on to discuss the successes of the GPLv2 and the point that even if it takes three to five years for MySQL to embrace the GPLv3, a waiting period isn’t a big deal. Mickos sees no benefit in rushing the process to adopt the new license as the MySQL project is successful today with the GPLv2. He had positive things to say about the changes in GPLv3, including the approach to international copyrights.
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