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Can I charge people to use a website that uses MySQL? (GPL) - MySQL

Hi, I am in the middle of writing a site that uses MySQL and PHP. I plan on charging people for using the services offered by the site. I am a little unclear as to how the GPL licensing that MySQL uses relates to this? PHP presumably links to the MySQL libraries, but I am not selling the PHP software I have written itself, but rather the output it produces (ie the web site)....

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    Default Can I charge people to use a website that uses MySQL? (GPL)

    Hi,

    I am in the middle of writing a site that uses MySQL and PHP. I plan
    on charging people for using the services offered by the site.

    I am a little unclear as to how the GPL licensing that MySQL uses
    relates to this? PHP presumably links to the MySQL libraries, but I am
    not selling the PHP software I have written itself, but rather the
    output it produces (ie the web site).

    lister Guest

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    Default Re: Can I charge people to use a website that uses MySQL? (GPL)

    lister wrote: 

    Yes it is OK to charge


    Paul Guest

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    Default Re: Can I charge people to use a website that uses MySQL? (GPL)

    On May 10, 6:01 pm, lister <com> wrote: 

    As Paul writes, this is fine: The GPL permits you to use the software
    for any purpose, including making a profit by it.

    (Conditions apply to redistribution of GPL'd software itself, for
    example as a product, but even then you may also charge money for it,
    as long as the source code is available as prescribed, and any
    modifications ar additions you have made are available under the same
    terms.)

    toby Guest

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    Default Re: Can I charge people to use a website that uses MySQL? (GPL)

    toby wrote:
     
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    On the other hand karma would require that you contribute directly to each
    project, either with contributions of cash or time.

    It would be too bad if you didn't get to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

    Walter Guest

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