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"Hybrid" Source, MySQL, and the Economics of Open Source

Dec 04, 2007, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen O'Grady)

"Q: Before we get to the question of hybrid source, can you quickly bring us up to speed on what's important with respect to MySQL Workbench?

"A: Sure. To begin with, MySQL Workbench is a database design tool. While that might not sound terribly sexy, it's the kind of tool that DBAs live in so they're geeked about the featureset. For the rest of us, however, the most interesting aspect to the Workbench news has little to do with the functionality, and more to do with what it says about MySQL's business specifically and open source more generally..."

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