Canonical Partners with IBM for Closed Source Database
Feb 21, 2008, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"Here's an interesting bit of news from the blurred line between
open and closed source software. Ubuntu sponsor Canonical has
announced that it is reselling IBM's DB2 Express-C database as both
a standalone software package and as a software appliance with
VMware. While Express-C is free as in beer, it is not free as in
speech. Of course, if you want support it is not free at all.
"DB2 Express-C is available as a free download from th Ubuntu
repositories for Ubuntu 7.10 or later, while users have to register
to be sent download instructions for the DB2 Express-C vitual
appliance, which requires VMWare Server, VMWare Player 2.0, VMWare
Workstation 5.5 or VMWare ESX Server..."