"On Nov. 6, a team at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
finished the transition of the NASA Acquisition Internet Service to
mySQL with barely a hitch, said Dwight Clark, computer systems
analyst and project leader for NAIS. "
..."'We noticed an increase in [speed of] performance' since the
change and have not experienced any problems with the product,
Clark said. 'We kept waiting for the other shoe to fall from the
time we started investigating mySQL, but it never did.'
Open-source software is still an unconventional option for most
federal agencies, but support is building for its use as many
federal agencies enjoy the benefits of fast, low-cost systems such