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A copy of the license is reproduced below for reference.

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GPL MariaDB client library for C license

The MariaDB client library distributed with the MariaDB server comes with a FLOSS exception which allows one to use the client library with most Free/Libre and Open Source-only applications without having to release the application as GPL.

There is also a new MariaDB client library for C that is released under LGPL.

The FLOSS exception

The license text (created by MySQL Ab) follows:

MySQL FLOSS License Exception

The MySQL AB Exception for Free/Libre and Open Source
Software-only Applications Using MySQL Client Libraries (the
"FLOSS Exception").

Version 0.6, 7 March 2007

Exception Intent

We want specified Free/Libre and Open Source Software (``FLOSS'')
applications to be able to use specified GPL-licensed MySQL client
libraries (the ``Program'') despite the fact that not all FLOSS
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 1. You are free to distribute a Derivative Work that is formed
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      a. You obey the GPL in all respects for the Program and the
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         considered independent and separate works in themselves
         which are not derivatives of either the Program, a
         Derivative Work or a FLOSS Work.
    If the above conditions are not met, then the Program may only
    be copied, modified, distributed or used under the terms and
    conditions of the GPL or another valid licensing option from
    MySQL AB.

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License name Version(s)/Copyright Date
Academic Free License 2.0
Apache Software License 1.0/1.1/2.0
Apple Public Source License 2.0
Artistic license From Perl 5.8.0
BSD license "July 22 1999"
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OpenSSL license (with original SSLeay license) "2003" ("1998")
PHP License 3.0
Python license (CNRI Python License) ---
Python Software Foundation License 2.1.1
Sleepycat License "1999"
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W3C License "2001"
X11 License "2001"
Zlib/libpng License ---
Zope Public License 2.0

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    (http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php).

 3. Definitions

      a. Terms used, but not defined, herein shall have the
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      b. Derivative Work means a derivative work under copyright
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 4. Applicability: This FLOSS Exception applies to all Programs
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Appendix A. Qualified Libraries and Packages

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which are covered by the FLOSS License Exception. Please note that
this appendix is provided merely as an additional service to
specific FLOSS projects wishing to simplify licensing information
for their users. Compliance with one of the licenses noted under
the "FLOSS license list" section remains a prerequisite.

Package Name                  Qualifying License and Version
Apache Portable Runtime (APR) Apache Software License 2.0

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