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MySQL: OEM Partners Key to Business

Oct 12, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Barbara Darrow)

"MySQL usually is touted as a cross-platform, open-source database. And it is. But the company behind it--also known as MySQL--probably takes in the bulk of its revenue on the commercial side of the house.

"The fact is that when ISVs embed MySQL in their applications, the database is a commercial product with a commercial license. And the company derives actual revenue from license sales as well as from support contracts..."

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