MySQL: OEM Partners Key to Business

“MySQL usually is touted as a cross-platform, open-source
database. And it is. But the company behind it–also known as
MySQL–probably takes in the bulk of its revenue on the commercial
side of the house.

“The fact is that when ISVs embed MySQL in their applications,
the database is a commercial product with a commercial license. And
the company derives actual revenue from license sales as well as
from support contracts…”

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