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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RE[2]: drivers
by Matt Giacomini on Fri 9th May 2008 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE: drivers"
Matt Giacomini
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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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