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Trouble on the high seas for MySQL?

Sep 20, 2011, 20:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"So, what's the problem?

"It seems that quite a few people are upset about the whole notion of adding commercial-only features to MySQL, seeing it as the end of all innovation in the GPLed flavor of the popular open source database.

"I don't see these additions as being anything other than a value add to MySQL customers who are willing to pay for them, and this is no more a threat to the open MySQL development than the hinkiness a dual-license set up has in the first place.

"In other words (long time readers, here's where I blow your minds), this is a good move by Oracle."

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