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Re: MySQL 4.0.x



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> > I have just recently posted a similar request and I guess the Fedora
> > steering committee must finally take up it's resposibility for a
> > community driven project and accept that they need to have a separate
> > MySQL package for Fedora and RHEL. BTW, I very much doubt that people
> > buying RHEL are happy with this archaic MySQL version either.
> > 
> > Tom
> 
> Oh, please!
> 
> Do you think complaining to Red Hat about MySQL is going to change
> MySQL's licensing? The reported exception has been found to be
> insufficient. Until that changes, MySQL has licensed themselves into
> obscurity, just like XFree86 has. Game Over. Use postgres.

Given that it's RedHat that seems to have the issue with the licensing, I 
personally don't see the problem with complaining to RedHat about it.  I 
just checked SuSE's site and they don't seem to have any qualms whatsoever 
about providing the 4.x RPMS within their distribution that last I checked 
they were also selling commercially.

I think it's about time that RedHat and the mySQL people stop playing the 
blame game and come up with an agreeable compromise.  The fact that it's 
been over a year and this still hasn't been fixed unconscionable.



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