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MySQL Open Source License MySQL is free use for those who are 100% GPL. If your application is licensed under GPL or compatible OSI license approved by MySQL AB, you are free to ship any GPL software of MySQL AB with your application ('application' means

MySql Open Source

  1. MySQL Open Source License
    MySQL is free use for those who are 100% GPL. If your application is licensed under GPL or compatible OSI license approved by MySQL AB, you are free to ship any GPL software of MySQL AB with your application ('application' means any type of software application, system, tool or utility). You do not need a separate signed agreement with MySQL AB, because the GPL license is sufficient. We do however recommend you contact us as there usually are good opportunities for partnership and co-marketing. Under the Open Source License, you must release the complete source code for the application that is built on MySQL. You do not need to release the source code for components that are generally installed on the operating system on which your application runs, such as system header files or libraries.
      
  2. MySQL Profits From Open Source
    Zack Urlocker likes to compare his employer's database software to a budget airline. It's cheap, devoid of luxurious trappings and doesn't expend much effort catering to customers' whims. But if the point is to reach one's destination quickly and easily, it'll do the job. We don't try to be the database that has all the features," said Urlocker, vice president of marketing for MySQL AB the Swedish maker of an open-source database platform. If someone needs the advanced grid capabilities, they should buy that from Oracle. In addition to MySQL, open-source options for database administrators include PostgreSQL and Berkeley DB, both of which trace their origins to the University of California at Berkeley, and a relative newcomer, Firebird, which released its initial version just over two years ago. Among businesses, McKendrick said, MySQL ranks as the most widely used.
      
  3. MySQL: Open-Source Power
    MySQL is the most popular free open-source database management system for the Unix/Linux platform. The MySQL database management system contains an enormous amount of functionality and power. In this article, Mitchell will describe some of its most popular features and most powerful functions. MySQL is the most popular, free, open-source database management system for the Unix/Linux platform. The MySQL database management system contains an enormous amount of functionality and power. Using a simple set of commands for inserting, retrieving, deleting and updating data, we can develop quite a complex set of databases and tables.
       

  4. Open-source MySQL DBMS adds clustering tech
    Swedish open-source database maker MySQL AB plans to release a new clustered database product with high-availability support next month, company officials disclosed. The new MySQL Cluster combines the company's flagship open-source database with a clustering architecture officials say is designed to deliver database applications with so-called five-nines availability (99.999%, or less than five minutes of downtime per year). The new cluster capabilities are based on technology from Alzato, a start-up venture created by European telecom equipment maker Ericsson in 2000 and acquired by MySQL AB last October. Officials describe the technology, called NDB Cluster, as a high-availability data management system designed for the telecom/IP environment. 
       
  5. MySQL Open Source Database User-Generated Growth
    Jigsaw Data Corp, the online global marketplace for buying and trading business contact information, announced that it has selected MySQL, open source database software, to power its online user-generated database of over 3.3 million business contacts at more than 360,000 companies. Demand for the Jigsaw marketplace continues to grow rapidly as an increasing number of sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals turn to Jigsaw as a resource for finding detailed business contact information such as title, direct telephone and email address to grow their businesses. In the 18 months since its launch, the Jigsaw.com site has rocketed from anonymity to become one of the top 5000 most visited web sites, according to Alexa rankings.
       
  6. Oracle tried to buy open-source MySQL
    MySQL Chief Executive Marten Mickos confirmed the acquisition attempt in an interview at the Open Source Business Conference here but wouldn't provide details such as when the approach was made or how much money Oracle offered. He did, however, say why he turned down Oracle's offer: the desire to keep his company's independence. "We will be part of a larger company, but it will be called MySQL," Mickos said. Oracle didn't immediately comment on the acquisition offer. Though it is increasingly diversified, Oracle's primary business is selling its own proprietary database software. MySQL, in contrast, is a leader among several companies trying to commercialize rival open-source products.
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Posted on: March 19, 2008

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