With new release, PHP has no intention to go GPL

An article on InternetNews quotes Andi Gutmans (one of the founders of PHP) as stating that they have no intention of moving their license to the GPL in the wake of a recent dispute over the use of PHP with MySQL. The issue stems from a recent change by the MySQL crew from the LGPL (Lesser GPL) license to the full GPL license, which has made linking to non-GPL libraries and software much more difficult (from a legal perspective). The folks at MySQL have been trying to work around this problem for months and are expecting a new change to be forthcoming in the license for the next release.