"The open-source movement is quickly gaining ground and
replacing proprietary technology--if you believe the hype. As with
anything that excites the market, vendors are not slow to jump on
the bandwagon, although their commitment is sometimes less than
total and their offerings often owe more to PowerPoint than time
spent on R&D.
"The reality of some open-source offerings falls short of
expectations, and it is time for a sanity check. The people
promoting open source are keen to talk about cost. So let's look at
cost as it relates to one piece of technology heavily promoted by
the open-source movement, MySQL..."
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