NewsForge: NuSphere: MySQL.org needed because MySQL AB won't accept code
Jul 13, 2001, 17:44 (48 Talkback[s])
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This article did the legwork involved in getting NuSphere to
explain its side of the conflict over the MySQL.org domain with
MySQL AB, including some responses to allegations that NuSphere is
in violation of the GPL:
"Johnston says the relationship between the two
companies has changed over the past couple of months, as MySQL AB
has accepted venture capital and brought in a new CEO. He says
NuSphere has worked with MySQL AB in good faith, and the company is
attempting to change the rules in mid-agreement.
"What we want to do, in launching MySQL.org, is create a
non-commercial community around MySQL that we think is essential
for its long-term growth and health," Johnston says.
But Mickos tells a different story, saying NuSphere and MySQL AB
had an interim partnership since June 2000, but NuSphere served his
company with a lawsuit last month after MySQL AB officials came to
Massachusetts to negotiate a more formal partnership. This week,
MySQL AB turned around and countersued NuSphere for trademark
infringement, breach of contract, and violation of the GPL."