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Linux Weekly News for June 29, 2000

Jun 29, 2000, 06:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)

Leading items and editorials: MySQL goes GPL and The commercial angle.

"MySQL goes GPL. Our choice for the best news item of the current week was the announcement that MySQL has been re-licensed under the GPL. MySQL is one of two freely available databases that are widely used in the Linux and free software community: MySQL and Postgresql. Postgresql is licensed under a form of the BSD license, and has therefore been accepted as clearly open source...."

"The commercial angle. The most interesting point in the MySQL decision to move to the GPL may be the commercial pressures. The announcement was carefully positioned alongside announcements that MySQL's development would move to Source Forge and VA Linux would offer support for the database...."

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