[TriLUG] This is not good
elfick at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 08:27:12 EDT 2009
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:27 AM, mgmonza <mgmonza at gmail.com> wrote:
> Oracle buys MySql:
> I just can't see Oracle letting the competition to its
> multi-thousand-dollar per user per site per release per product software run
> around free anymore.
> That leaves PostgreSql as the only free SQL database, I believe. It's too
> bad, because at least one agency here that was a heavy user of Oracle and
> GIS went to MySQL and Minnesota Maps in an effort to save money.
I'm confused. Isn't MySQL licensed under the GPL? If so, why the concern? If
Oracle kills it, the community just picks up the last GPL release, renames
it, and drives on. That is one of the big benefits of the GPL.
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