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Open Core MySQL

Sep 22, 2011, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

[ Thanks to E5Rebel for this link. ]

"By truncating software freedom before distribution, the supplier ensures you can't use the software without restriction or benefit from the freedom of others to do so. In other words, while there may be some open source software in its origins, it's not open source software you are receiving.

"But the other thing to note is this whole truncation-of-business-freedoms thing is the inevitable consequence of developers tolerating contributor agreements. We improved the contributor agreement surrounding MySQL a lot when it came into Sun, and Oracle's agreement has most of the same attributes. "

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