MySQL.com: MySQL Goes GPL [& VA Linux Invests]Jun 28, 2000, 18:44 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Karsten M. Self for this link. ]
"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 even better."
"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."