[debian-mysql] Bug#960285: License information for libmariadb3 outdated

Nils Rennebarth nils.rennebarth at secunet.com
Mon May 11 15:46:10 BST 2020

Package: mariadb-10.3
Version: 10.3.22-1

The debian copyright file of the source package is outdated. It still claims that all files in the source are GPL-2 licensed. It does mention various exceptions, but it does not mention that the client library:

Files: libmariadb/*
License: LGPL-2.1

is LGPL'ed as stated in libmariadb/COPYING.LIB and libmariadb/README

Also the files there bear copyright notices like

  2000, 2012 MySQL AB & MySQL Finland AB & TCX DataKonsult AB, Monty Program AB
  2016 MariaDB Corporation AB

This is due to the fact that mariadb-10.3 now includes the code of mariadb-connector-c as the client library, instead of the original mysql client library, that was indeed GPL-2'ed.

Best regards, Nils Rennebarth

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