JDBC Licensing - Packaging jdbc in jar

I'm packaging my open-source non-commercial java application in a .jar and I'd like to package the JDBC mysql-connector with it as it is a dependency.

The issue that I am having is that I'm uncertain whether or not this is frowned upon or even illegal due to the JDBC license. I've also got the jdbc mysql-connector jar in my code repository.

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Has anyone been in the same situation? Thanks in advance.

Answers


Expanding on @matt b's answer and your comment above: given that MySQL Connector/J may be redistributed under the terms of the GPL and you haven't yet chosen a license, one simple expedient would be to license your own code the same way.

Fine print: I am not a lawyer.


This email looks a little old but according to http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?39,36799,36827, mysql-connector-j is licensed under GPL.


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