[Openstack] OpenStack database connectivity, licenses, etc. Looking for guidance.

Friesen, Christopher cbf123 at mail.usask.ca
Fri Aug 2 19:24:35 UTC 2013


I'm just starting to explore the OpenStack framework, concepts, etc.

From what I understand, OpenStack makes use of SQLAlchemy for database connectivity.  For connecting to MySQL that seems to use MySQL-Python by default, which is licensed under the GPLv2.

Here's where I get a bit confused.  OpenStack is licensed under Apache 2.0, which is generally NOT considered compatible with GPLv2.  So how can these components legally be combined together?


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