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Questions about the MariaDB C Connector
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I should first start this blog post with the acronym IANAL (I am not a lawyer).  Also the views in this post are mine and not my employer's (a lawyer did ask me to say that part).

Questions on the MariaDB JDBC Driver have already been raised so I wanted to do something similar for the MariaDB C Connector.  The JDBC's issues are mostly ethical whereas my C Connector questions are mostly legal.

But first a little history...  MySQL 3.23.58 was the last version to include an LGPL licensed connector …



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A Tale of Two Connectors
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LGPL release of MariaDB connectors opens up new possibilities for application developers

As I said last month, SkySQL has the goal of being THE provider of valuable, performance-enhancing and revenue-generating solutions for the 15 million users of open source MySQL and MariaDB databases in enterprise and cloud computing. 

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MariaDB C client libraries and the end of dual-licensing
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Finally there is an LGPL C client library for MariaDB, and thus also for MySQL. Monty Program and SkySQL have been working on this for some time. Admittedly there was already the BSD licensed Drizzle client library which was also able to talk to a MySQL/MariaDB server, however its API is different. The C client library for MariaDB has exactly the same API existing applications are used to, so you can just re-link and keep going! There is also a new LGPL Java client library for …

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CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.02.05
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Topics for this podcast:

*Matt Asay moves from Alfresco to Canonical
*GPL fade fuels heated discussion
*Apple’s iPad and its enterprise and open source impact
*Open source in data warehousing and storage
*Our perspective on Oracle’s plans for Sun open source

iTunes or direct download (32:50, 9.2 MB)

451 CAOS Links 2010.02.02
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Oracle’s plans for Sun’s OSS. The UK’s updated OSS strategy. And more.

Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and Identi.ca
“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

Oracle’s plans for Sun’s OSS
# Oracle’s MySQL strategy slide.

# eWeek reported that database thought leaders are divided on Oracle MySQL.

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As the GPL fades
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We’re continuing to see signs that the dominant GPL open source license may be fading from favor among commercial open source software players. The latest move away from the GPL comes from content management software vendor Alfresco, which is moving to the LGPL after originally releasing its code under the GPL three years ago. The reasoning for the shift, according to Alfresco CEO John Newton, is the company sees greater opportunity beyond being a software application, particularly given the emergence of the Content Management Interoperability …

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And the best open source license is …
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UPDATE: The final vote is in and a winner has been declared, with Matt Asay and his arguments for the GPL taking the prize. You can see the debate or follow links to the other judges’ votes and thoughts here.

This is my assessment as a judge of the recent open source license debate held by the FOSS Learning Centre. We’ll have to begin with some qualifications and definitions, starting with the fact that there is no ‘best’ open source software license. Still, a star-studded open source software panel provided a lively, …

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Flexviews for MySQL 1.0.0-alpha released
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I am proud to announce the availability of Flexviews for MySQL 1.0.0-alpha under LGPLv3!
http://flexviews.sourceforge.net

The documentation needs quite a bit of work. When you run into problems (and I'm sure you will) you can ask for help on the sourceforge support tracker. Please download the example database for some examples of incremental refreshable views.

I haven't tested COMPLETE refresh views in quite a while, but I think they break when you try to enable them. I'll fix this today or tomorrow and upload a new version. INCREMENTAL refresh is what is interesting anyway :)






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RMS on MySQL's Connector licenses
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I sent mail to RMS the other day asking what he thought of MySQL's licensing scheme:


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