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Closing MySQL: Marten Mickos, Former CEO, Responds

Apr 23, 2008, 14:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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GM: There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding MySQL's future plans; could you please explain what exactly you have announced?

"MM: We're talking about something for version 6 [of MySQL], which is coming out in nearly a year from now. So it's nothing imminent, and there was some misunderstanding by some that it would relate to existing code--that's not true. So for 6.0 we're adding an online backup module to the core product, and this backup will be available for all and anyone. It will be under GPL--it will be open source as we have always produced. And this backup function in the core product will have an API of its own that allows you to build pluggable addons to the backup. So when we introduce it, you can do your basic backups using the features, and everybody's happy with that, but if you like you can build your advanced features on top of it, thanks to the API..."

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