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ZDNet UK: Open source [MySQL] gathers pace

Jul 07, 2000, 16:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Veitch)

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"Momentum is gathering behind the MySQL open source database initiative. Increased support may help MySQL to break out of its niche and become a more attractive alternative to proprietary database software."

"Specialist computer maker VA Linux Systems is the latest firm to back MySQL. VA will give MySQL financial aid and co-sponsor service and support programmes aimed at enticing large enterprise customers."

"VA's backing follows another endorsement by development tools maker Progress Software, which recently invested $2.5m in MySQL and started a new firm, NuSphere, to provide professional services for the database. NuSphere will also sell its own MySQL multi-platform distribution and related open source products."

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