[ILUG] Mother of God!
john.allen at classesarecode.net
Fri Feb 10 19:34:25 GMT 2006
On Fri 10 Feb 2006 19:05, kevin lyda wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 09:54:15AM -0800, Justin Mason wrote:
> > I wouldn't trust Oracle's intentions one bit -- and losing Sleepycat's
> > work would be painful. There is always PostgreSQL to replace MySQL
> > though, right?
> You can't lose MySQL. It's GPL'd. And it has contributions from
> non-MySQL people. So future releases would have to honor that license
> unless they rewrite all the parts they don't own the copyright to.
> Postgres is under a BSD license. If Oracle bought Postgres, they could
> close it up and you'd be stuck at the last public source release.
>From which those who weren't happy with the Oracle move could carry on,
without of course Oracle's improvements.
> Kevin Lyda <diamond> kevin is my comic idol
> kevin at ie.suberic.net
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