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RE: Mysql version question



<snip>
> > Why is FC 2 still using version 3.23 of mysql?  Version 4.x and 5.x have
> > been out for some time.  Is there a problem upgrading?
> >
> > TIA
> >
>
> Because it's not technically free (as in beer) any more. The license has
> changed. Check the site for details, then make up your own mind.
>
<snip>

MySQL uses dual licensing dependant on it's use.

http://www.mysql.com/products/mysql/
"The MySQL database server is available under the MySQL AB "dual licensing"
model. Under this model, users may choose to use MySQL products under the
free software/open source GNU General Public License (commonly known as the
"GPL") or under a commercial license."

If you want it for 'free' read this:
http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/opensource-license.html

HTH

Graham



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