Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Oct 2006 16:58 UTC, submitted by wirespot
Databases The popular MySQL database is slated for a future split between what MySQL AB calls the Community and the Enterprise versions. Read the official announcement and further opinions and explanations from Kaj Arno (MySQL VP of Community Relations) and Stephen O'Grady (software industry analist). In Arno's own words: "We recognise that the needs of the MySQL Community are different from the needs of commercial enterprise customers. After 11 years of producing our software, we can no longer hope that a single offering is the best solution for both Community and Enterprise users. Consequently, we are introducing two different offerings for each distinct target group."
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RE: Should have seen this coming.
by B. Janssen on Wed 18th Oct 2006 18:30 UTC in reply to "Should have seen this coming."
B. Janssen
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2006-10-11

ormandj: Seems to be the way open source software companies work. Put out a free version, get people hooked, wait();, create two version:

Arguably they are no longer an open sourcesoftware company then ;-)

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