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SearchOpenSource: MySQL CEO Mickos: Beware of Proprietary Vendors’ Giveaways

More proprietary vendors are offering free versions of
their products or open sourcing parts or all of their base
products. What should IT managers know about this
trend?

Marten Mickos: When people use our product
without paying, they’re getting open source code, so they can
contribute bug reports and fixes. It is not a loss for us. We get
something back…”


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