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Do I have to pay a commercial MySQL license to install WAMP with my PHP-script on the localhost of a company, asking monthly fee for it from the company? (The PHP script is a modified version of an open source script on Github). With other words I'm selling my PHP script to the company and use WAMP to load it on their localhost.

I know WAMP is free for commercial use, but MySQL also comes with a commercial license... I know it is open source GPL but the site doesn't describe my situation.

I already read everything on their website so a link to their license page is not necessary. I hope someone can give me the answer on my specific situation as it is unclear for me right now.

  • Under what license do you sell your script? An open source license or a commercial license that doesn't allow the company to redistribute the script? And if the latter, under what license is the original script provided on github? – Bart van Ingen Schenau Apr 14 '18 at 4:52
  • A commercial license at the moment, but I could go with selling them an open source license if that makes things easier, as longs as I'm still allowed to get paid for installing it at their localhost. The original script itself is open source under apache 2.0 version license. – Gerben Smoel Apr 14 '18 at 5:01
  • A commercial license at the moment, but I could go with selling them an open source license if that makes things easier, as longs as I'm still allowed to get paid for installing it at their localhost. The original script itself is open source under apache 2.0 version license. – Gerben Smoel Apr 14 '18 at 5:02
  • Not an answer to your question, but your modified script needs to be distributed under the Apache 2.0 license (otherwise you are violating the copyright on the original script). This does not prohibit you from selling the script or from charging a fee for installation and support. – Bart van Ingen Schenau Apr 14 '18 at 5:19
  • Thanks for telling me! I almost made a mistake there. Does this mean I have to include the text of the Apache License 2.0 or inform the company in another way? Or this it just mean I can't forbid them to distribute it also? – Gerben Smoel Apr 14 '18 at 5:25
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As a general rule, ask the owner with the full details of what you want to do. Only they can answer authoritatively. Or a lawyer specializing in this abstruse area of law.

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