1MySQL Server 5.7
3This is a release of MySQL, a dual-license SQL database server.
4For the avoidance of doubt, this particular copy of the software
5is released under the version 2 of the GNU General Public License.
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17Therefore there are special exceptions to the terms and conditions
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39For further information about MySQL or additional documentation,
41- The latest information about MySQL: http://www.mysql.com
42- The current MySQL documentation: http://dev.mysql.com/doc
44Some Reference Manual sections of special interest:
45- If you are migrating from an older version of MySQL, please
46 read the "Upgrading from..." section.
47- To see what MySQL can do, take a look at the features section.
48- For installation instructions, see the Installing and Upgrading
50- For the new features/bugfix history, see the MySQL Change History
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