[openstack-dev] mysql/mysql-python license "contamination" into openstack?

Chris Friesen chris.friesen at windriver.com
Fri Jun 13 14:20:26 UTC 2014

On 06/12/2014 01:30 PM, Mike Bayer wrote:

> the GPL is excepted in the case of MySQL and other MySQL products
> released by Oracle (can you imagine such a sentence being
> written.....), see
> http://www.mysql.com/about/legal/licensing/foss-exception/.

Okay, good start.  mysql itself is out of the picture.

> If
> MySQL-Python itself were an issue, OpenStack could switch to another
> MySQL library, such as MySQL Connector/Python which is now MySQL's
> official Python driver:
> http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-python/en/index.html

It seems like mysql-python could be an issue given that it's licensed GPLv2.

>> Has anyone tested any of the mysql DBAPIs with more permissive licenses?
> I just mentioned other MySQL drivers the other day; MySQL
> Connector/Python, OurSQL and pymysql are well tested within SQLAlchemy
> and these drivers generally pass all tests.   There's some concern over
> compatibility with eventlet, however, I can't speak to that just yet.

Okay, so they're not really tested with OpenStack then?


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