MySQL is indebted to the Software Freedom Law Center for very good advice and insight on how to combine Free Software with a viable business model. SFLC provides legal representation and other law-related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software. Founded in 2005, the Center now represents many of the most important and well-established free software and open source projects.
Professor Eben Moglen, SFLC director and FSF legal counsel, has provided us with profound guidance over the years. We have tried to give something back through our work in the GPLv3 Committee B, but our time resources as a small company are limited in comparison to our fellow committee members.
In recognition of Eben's help and as a token of our appreciation, we've made a small donation to support the continued work of the SFLC. We encourage others who build their business on free software to do the same.
Thank you, Eben!