MySQL to become a SUN product

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MySQL to become a SUN product

Postby DrewJensen » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:59 pm

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Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

Postby ccornell » Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:12 am

Interesting eh? It is going to take a while to get the whole thing finalized.. but in the end... hmmm :-)
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Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

Postby DrewJensen » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:33 pm

In a way it is a home coming - MySQL started as a Solaris only RDBMS way back when.
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Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

Postby yorick » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:26 am

I wonder where this will leave HSQL, looking like MySQL-Lite perhaps. We live in interesting times, it is true.
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Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

Postby megrisoft » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:32 pm

I hope it will remain free and open source!
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Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

Postby ccornell » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:46 pm

megrisoft wrote:I hope it will remain free and open source!

Why wouldn't it? I don't understand why everyone thinks Sun will pull MySQL out of the open source arena. The source is out there in the wild and protected by the GPL, and Sun fully supports the GPL and the philosophy behind it.
Sun's business is all about open source.

Please read here: http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/in_a_vortex ... as the CEO states
Jonathan's Blog wrote:Will you change MySQL's choice of license (the GPL)?
No. As you can see with Java, and with Glassfish (and NetBeans and OpenOffice), we're huge supporters of the GPL.
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Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

Postby saphil » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:54 pm

Isn't it funny how people (at least a few) want to paint Sun with MS colours? I would be scared-er of Oracle getting MySQL (presuming it was possible. Does anybody remember PeopleSoft? :geek:
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Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

Postby kingfisher » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:33 am

In a few years' time, we may be asking "Does anybody remember MySql". :o
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Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

Postby TerryE » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:57 am

In a few years' time, we may be asking "Does anybody remember Microsoft". :o
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Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

Postby kingfisher » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:30 am

OK. Your hypothesis trumps my hypothesis.
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