"The news that PSINet was making MYSQL available free to its
users in the UK indicates another step in the trend towards less
expensive software. MYSQL is a free database, which is now sweeping
through the ISP market in the same way that Linux and Apache swept
through that market. PSINet is by no means a 'mom-and-pop' ISP and
its usage of the product counts as a genuine endorsement."
"MYSQL is a product that comes from T.c.X DataKonsult AB of
Stockholm, Sweden. It is not quite an open source product, but it
almost is. The software license is fairly complicated as parts of
the product are covered by the GNU Public License and hence are
true open source, while parts of it are not. Additionally, for
reasons best known to TcX, there is a charge for usage of the
product on Windows NT..."
"So the question is 'Are we looking at another Linux,
here?'. I believe that the short answer is 'yes'."
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