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

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 19:56:35 UTC 2013

On 08/02/2013 03:24 PM, Friesen, Christopher wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

They aren't. They are packaged and distributed separately.


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