Does MySQL's Proprietary Workbench Signal that the Future of Open Source is... Closed?
Nov 27, 2007, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])
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"MySQL, one of the world's most successful open-source
companies, has released the Standard Edition of its new MySQL
Workbench product under a proprietary license. The company gives
several reasons for doing so, but I suspect the core reason is that
MySQL is experimenting with ways to ensure more of its production
customers pay it for the value they derive from its products.
"Is this the future of open source? To get ubiquity through open
source and then cash through proprietary source...?"