"MySQL and VA Linux Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNUX) today
announced a strategic alliance to help accelerate the use and
development of the MySQL database, one of the most popular
databases for Linux. As part of this initiative, MySQL has
been re-licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) from
the Free Software Foundation, the same license used by the Linux
operating system kernel. Programmers around the world can now
freely distribute modifications and enhancements to the latest beta
and future releases of MySQL source code."
"I've been a big fan of MySQL for years, so it's cool to see
them take this step," said Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda, founder of
Slashdot.org, the largest news/community site for Open Source
"In order to make its software more easily accessible and
broaden developer participation, MySQL will host the project on
SourceForge(TM), the world's largest Open Source development
center, growing steadily with over 5,800 software projects and over
37,000 registered users. In addition, VA Linux has made an
investment in MySQL and will work with MySQL on advanced support
and service programs."
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