Linux Weekly News for June 29, 2000
Jun 29, 2000, 06:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
Leading items and editorials: MySQL goes GPL and The commercial
"MySQL goes GPL. Our choice for the best news item of the
current week was the announcement that MySQL has been re-licensed
under the GPL. MySQL is one of two freely available databases that
are widely used in the Linux and free software community: MySQL and
Postgresql. Postgresql is licensed under a form of the BSD license,
and has therefore been accepted as clearly open source...."
"The commercial angle. The most interesting point in the MySQL
decision to move to the GPL may be the commercial pressures. The
announcement was carefully positioned alongside announcements that
MySQL's development would move to Source Forge and VA Linux would
offer support for the database...."