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NewsForge: Consortium Brings Open Source Database Projects Together

Jun 05, 2006, 18:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"It's no coincidence that PostgreSQL and MySQL released fixes for a SQL injection vulnerability within the last week. The SQL injection vulnerability find marks the first security collaboration between Open Source Database Consortium (OSDBC) members, but it probably won't be the last.

"The OSDBC was formed at the first Open Source Database Conference (OpenDBCon) last year in Germany. According to Zak Greant, who was the lead organizer of OpenDBCon and who with Arjen Lenz of MySQL helped get the OSDBC off the ground, the idea behind the consortium is to share information between the various open source database projects that can help improve 'the entire class of free software/open source database solutions...'"

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