A look at the MySQL forks
Posted Apr 23, 2009 16:04 UTC (Thu) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
Posted Apr 23, 2009 23:56 UTC (Thu) by sbergman27 (guest, #10767)
Required copyright assignment. Selling proprietary licenses. Keeping some of the features proprietary only. The distros being stuck at MySQL version 3.x for release after release due to MySQL AB's licensing games. The mysql.com vs mysql.org snit.
I've always been a bit surprised that they still have a fan base after all that has happened over the years.
Meanwhile, postgresql.org has just quietly made release after release of topnotch, unmistakably FOSS, RDBMS software, in stark contrast to the soap opera over at mysql.com.
BTW, it's your *real* MySQL over at mysql.com that is in the greatest peril right now. The drama continues...
Posted Apr 24, 2009 0:52 UTC (Fri) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946)
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