"We have always considered ourselves committed members of
the Open Source and Free Software communities," said Monty
Widenius, project leader on MySQL. Moving to the GNU General Public
License (GPL) is a way to show this". It is the latest beta
(version 3.23.19) and all new releases that is being GPLed."
"To further establish MySQL as the standard open source database
we have formed strategic alliances with both VA Linux and Progress.
We hope that this will increase MySQL's viability for even the very
demanding commercial customers since it will increase the support
offerings and speed up the further development of MySQL to make it
"VA Linux has made an investment in MySQL and will work with
MySQL on advanced support and service programs. VA Linux will also
host MySQL as a project on SourceForge.net, the world's largest
Open Source development center, growing steadily with over 5,800
software projects and over 37,000 registered users."
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