Did the client read this: "If you use MySQL in conjunction with a Web server on Unix, you don't have to pay for a license. This is true even if you run a commercial Web server that uses MySQL, because you are not selling an embedded MySQL version yourself. However, in this case we would like you to purchase MySQL support, because MySQL is helping your enterprise." The person suggesting Postgres is wrong. -j On Wednesday, August 29, 2001, at 03:48 PM, noah wrote: > I have a client who is a little concerned about the MySQL license. I'm > developing a commercial application for them, using PHP and MySQL (the > application basically brings together people looking for jobs with jobs > looking for people). I've had a look at the licensing section of the > MySQL Manual (http://www.mysql.com/doc/L/i/Licensing_examples.html), > and as far as I can tell there is no problem. The client, however, has > someone telling them that they will have to buy a MySQL license to do > this, and that they should use PostgreSQL instead. > > Can anyone reassure me that MySQL is indeed free for such an > application?