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Cost for comercial use?

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Written by Surefire
7 years ago
Category: General
2 posts since Tue, 24 Apr 07
Hi All

I'm a relativley new employee with a small company that uses MySQL to store data from it's products. I would like to distribute HeidiSQL with our own company software so that our end users (customers) can edit their MySQL database information should it be required. Is this possible and would we have to pay for the privilege? If so how much would it be per user? I have looked at Navicat but it seems rather expensive for something that may never be installed or used by most of our customers.

Thanks
Written by ansgar
7 years ago
4940 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
You don't have to pay for it. However, you have to seriously follow some guidelines which are described in the GPL license (located in your HeidiSQL installation folder as gpl.txt). Here are some excerpts which may help you:

GPL wrote:
You may charge a fee for the physical act of transferring a copy, and
you may at your option offer warranty protection in exchange for a fee.

...

3. You may copy and distribute the Program (or a work based on it,
under Section 2) in object code or executable form under the terms of
Sections 1 and 2 above provided that you also do one of the following:

a) Accompany it with the complete corresponding machine-readable
source code, which must be distributed under the terms of Sections
1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,

b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three
years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your
cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete
machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be
distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium
customarily used for software interchange; or,

c) Accompany it with the information you received as to the offer
to distribute corresponding source code. (This alternative is
allowed only for noncommercial distribution and only if you
received the program in object code or executable form with such
an offer, in accord with Subsection b above.)

 

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