Redhat has licensing
(and possibly other) issues with MySQL. MySQL is attempting to resolve the issues, according to this article at uk.builder.com
, but a spokesperson for the Fedora project says that the FOSS exception
"The change in licensing from LGPL to GPL now prohibits inclusion of MySQL code in any software that is not explicitly licensed under the GPL, such as PHP." according to Fedora Project volunteer Jack Aboutboul in an article at internetnews.com
. Jack hopes the issues will be resolved by the time Fedora Core 3 is released.
But why worry about license nonsense? Just go to MySQL and download their perfectly nice RPMs or SRPMs
...hmm... I just saw a post that Fedora Core 3 Test 1
was released today, and still no MySQL 4.x. Bleh.