I saw yesterday that MySQL has finally done the right thing, and
announced new commercial extensions.
What this means is that paying customers receive something more than users who get the community edition for free.
Believe it or not, when I was working in the community team at MySQL, I was already an advocate of this solution. You may see a contradiction, but there isn't. I would like to explain how this works.
An open source product needs to be developed. And the developers need to get paid. Ergo, the company needs to …