Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th May 2008 19:13 UTC
Databases When Sun announced it would offer certain plugins and features for enterprise customers only, and maybe even make them closed-source, the open source community was up in arms. It seems that MySQL and Sun have listened to the criticism, as these plans are now off the table. In fact, these plans did not originate within Sun in the first place.
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I don't see what the big deal is...
by google_ninja on Thu 8th May 2008 21:48 UTC
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

Sun already has the same model with openoffice/staroffice, why is it such a big deal so long as the core app remains open source?

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Sun already has the same model with openoffice/staroffice, why is it such a big deal so long as the core app remains open source?


From Sun's standpoint, a user's standpoint, a developer's standpoint, or a cheerleader's standpoint? It makes a difference. ;-)

Edit: Darn it! I forgot to include Chicken Little's standpoint!

Edited 2008-05-08 22:10 UTC

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

I think the chicken little standpoint is the same as the users standpoint.

"the sky is falling!"

and yes, I am that kind of user.

Edited 2008-05-09 04:12 UTC

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drivers
by Matt Giacomini on Thu 8th May 2008 23:59 UTC
Matt Giacomini
Member since:
2005-07-06

I would love to see the mysql 5.x drivers be re-released under a non gpl license. Dual license with CDDL please!!

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RE: drivers
by segedunum on Fri 9th May 2008 13:13 UTC in reply to "drivers"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

What for? From a drivers point of view I doubt that would be possible. You'd see MySQL usage sink like a rock, as they've played games with driver licensing before - and that was just LGPL -> GPL.

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RE[2]: drivers
by Matt Giacomini on Fri 9th May 2008 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE: drivers"
Matt Giacomini Member since:
2005-07-06

What for?


A lot of customers and ISV's are still on 4.1 because that was when mySQL moved from LGPL drivers. Having a dual license on the drivers would allow us non-open source developers to use/redistribute mySQL 5.x drivers without buying a commercial license.

I'm not saying they should not license the driver under GPL, but dual license under GPL and (CDDL, LGPL).

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SUN tried
by Kebabbert on Fri 9th May 2008 07:35 UTC
Kebabbert
Member since:
2007-07-27

It was MySQL that earlier had decided to close some parts of the source. SUN didnt want that, and tried to convince MySQL to remain open. And SUN succeeded in that. That MySQL remains open, is only because of SUN.

And regarding opening Java, SUN had to prove that SUN owned and had produced every line of code. Therefore it took so long before Java got open.

And SUN tried to ISO-certificate Java, but Microsoft hindered that. The reason Java is not ISO-certified, is because of Microsoft. Here is the link to that fact:
http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/2007/09/microsoft-conde.html

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