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Can I use Drizzle with non-GPL-licensed applications?

Created by Zak Greant on on 2008-06-30
Keywords:
licensing GPL compatibility
Last updated by:
Brian Aker on on 2008-08-19

Q1) I am a End-User. Can I use Drizzle for my internal applications? For my external web applications?

Answer: Yes. You can use the GPL-Licensed Drizzle Server, with any GPL-Licensed or BSD-Licensed Client/Proxy/Driver for Drizzle.

Q2) I am aCommercial/Proprietary ISV. Can I embed and distribute Drizzle with my Commercial/Proprietary/Closed-Source ISV Applcation?

Answer: Yes. You can distribute the GPL-Licensed Drizzle Server, as long as your proprietary application only integrates with BSD-Licensed Client/Proxy/Driver for Drizzle. It is very important that you application only integrate with the BSD-Licensed clients.