Links for Presentation on Free Software and Open Source Licenses

based on a presentation to TCS Developers SIG on November 2, 2004

Including annotated links illustrating controversy over version 4.1 of the MySQL license,
and a brief bibliography for answering additional questions.

The controversial and mysterious MySQL License Version 4.1

(All links are current and described as of November 2004.
If they become outdated or the documents are altered, try using a WWW archive such as

I tried to make this document reasonably accurate, insofar as the subject matter facilitates such an attempt, but I can make no promises for it. The links are provided to help you to investigate and evaluate for yourself.

The odd format, in which link destinations are visible, is intended to facilitate using a printed version of this document.

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