Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jan 2007 23:15 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Databases Open-source database company MySQL has decided to stick to the current General Public License rather than move to an upcoming revision, pending broader industry acceptance. MySQL, one of the most successful commercial ventures to use the GPL, has modified its license terms from 'version 2 or later' to 'version 2' only, according to Kaj Arno, the company's vice president of community.
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by Hiev on Fri 5th Jan 2007 01:17 UTC
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Not only that, they are changing the license to avoid a GPLv3 fork.

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by progster on Fri 5th Jan 2007 02:10 in reply to "..."
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I doesn't say that anywhere in the article, what are your sources?

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by stestagg on Fri 5th Jan 2007 12:48 in reply to "RE: ..."
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That's the only obvious reason for preventing a release using GPLv3.

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by czubin on Fri 5th Jan 2007 02:24 in reply to "..."
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Well no, by removing "or later" you remove the possibility to got to a later version but that doesn't stop anyone from taking the sources licensed with 'later' (the old ones) and making a gpl3 fork.

And it's common buisness sense, why would you have "or later"? I can't predict what the next license will be.

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