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The Register: MySQL Critical of 'Crippled' Closed-Source Databases

Apr 27, 2006, 15:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"MySQL's chief executive has cast himself as both friend and foe of closed-source database companies, criticizing partners and competitors for releasing 'crippled' versions of existing database products.

"Marten Mickos opened the MySQL user conference naming Oracle as a 'partner of the year' before laying into the giant--along with IBM, Microsoft and Sybase--for releasing 'free' versions of their databases under closed licenses in order to up sell customers to more expensive versions..."

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