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RE: Mysql version question



> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Graham Cossey
> Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 4:30 AM
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: 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
> 

So I guess we're stuck with 3.58.  I thought at ont time, it was free for
the previous release, in this case, 4.0 since 5.x is out.

Thanks


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