"Officials at Sybase are jumping on the database giveaway
bandwagon with an offering tailored to the Linux community.
"Unlike similar moves from IBM with its Cloudscape and Computer
Associates Ingres, the free download of Sybase's Adaptive Server
Enterprise (ASE) Express Edition for Linux isn't an open source
donation, officials said. Rather, it's a full-featured version of
its flagship database with restrictions placed on its ability.
"'[IBM and CA] are open sourcing their databases and those are
databases that they've acquired over the years that have not been
met with the same level of endorsement that their other products
are; this is our flagship product, it represents the latest
technology, the latest investments,' said David Jacobsen, Sybase
senior director of database and tools marketing..."