Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 12:04 UTC, submitted by wakeupneo
Databases "MySQL quietly let slip that it would no longer be distributing the MySQL Enterprise Server source as a tarball, not quite a year after the company announced a split between its paid and free versions. While the Enterprise Server code is still under the GNU General Public License, MySQL is making it harder for non-customers to access the source code."
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RE: PostgreSQL
by Andre4s on Wed 29th Aug 2007 12:37 UTC in reply to "PostgreSQL"
Andre4s
Member since:
2006-02-10

Have been for a long time in my world!

What I don't really understand is the market support MySQL have. You find MySql databases in places you never expected to find them.

Time for a fork to end this madness.

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RE[2]: PostgreSQL
by Joe User on Wed 29th Aug 2007 13:18 in reply to "RE: PostgreSQL"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

Time for a fork to end this madness.

Go register OpenMySQL.org while it's still available.
http://www.whois-search.com/whois/openmysql.org

Just a matter of time before some one forks MySQL. It's not the first time the want to restrict freedom. They already had a license issue a while back.

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RE[2]: PostgreSQL
by MattPie on Wed 29th Aug 2007 13:19 in reply to "RE: PostgreSQL"
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2006-04-18

What I don't really understand is the market support MySQL have. You find MySql databases in places you never expected to find them.

MySQL is just so freaking *easy* to administer, that's why. Need to move a databse? Just shut the DB daemon down, move the DB files to a new server (with the same version, of course), and start the DB daemon up, and it's done. It does what a basic DB needs to, which happens to be what most tasks require.

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RE[3]: PostgreSQL
by dekernel on Wed 29th Aug 2007 13:23 in reply to "RE[2]: PostgreSQL"
dekernel Member since:
2005-07-07

To be honest, MSSQL is pretty much just as easy. The only extra step is to mount the database on the destination system.

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RE[3]: PostgreSQL
by jsight on Wed 29th Aug 2007 15:44 in reply to "RE[2]: PostgreSQL"
jsight Member since:
2005-07-06

MySQL is just so freaking *easy* to administer, that's why. Need to move a databse? Just shut the DB daemon down, move the DB files to a new server (with the same version, of course), and start the DB daemon up, and it's done. It does what a basic DB needs to, which happens to be what most tasks require.


What? You could do the same thing with postgres.

Or you could run pg_dumpall and restore it on the other so that you don't have to worry so much if they are running the same version.

mysql isn't easier to administer than postgres.

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