Changes at MySQL draw fire from community

Friday Aug 10th 2007 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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MySQL AB has made it harder for developers to use the enterprise edition of its database software for free, sparking a debate about whether the company has strayed from its obligation to the open-source community.

[From Computerworld]

August 10, 2007 (IDG News Service) -- MySQL AB has made it harder for developers to use the enterprise edition of its database software for free, sparking a debate about whether the company has strayed from its obligation to the open-source community.

Kaj Arno, MySQL vice president for community, announced in his blog this week that the company will no longer host the code for MySQL Enterprise Server in binary form on its public FTP servers, and will offer that version only to paying customers.

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