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RE: Mysql version question



On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 04:30, Graham Cossey wrote:
> <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

And that is why I switched to using postgresql for database
applications.  Works as well and possibly better than mysql.


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Scot L. Harris
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