"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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