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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.
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 MariaDB.
In case you don’t quite realise: this is actually a major thing.
At MySQL AB, the client library was made GPL and this flowed through to Sun Microsystems and then Oracle Corp. This licensing[Read more...]
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
Oracle’s plans for Sun’s OSS. The UK’s updated OSS strategy. And more.
Oracle’s plans for Sun’s OSS
# Oracle’s MySQL strategy slide.
# eWeek reported that database thought leaders are divided on Oracle MySQL.
# Zack Urlocker is leaving Oracle/Sun/MySQL.
# Red Hat’s Mark Little[Read more...]
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 Services standard. Alfresco won mostly praise for its move, and it does make sense given where open source is going these days.[Read more...]
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, informative debate on the merits of some top open source licenses. For that, I congratulate and thank the panelists, Mike Milinkovich from the Eclipse Foundation arguing for the Eclipse Public License, Matt Asay of Alfresco arguing in favor of the[Read more...]
From cjcollier colliertech.org Wed Jan 18 13:38:38 2006 Return-path: Envelope-to: cjcollier colliertech.org Delivery-date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 13:38:38 -0800 Received: from [184.108.40.206] (helo=[127.0.0.1]) by moonunit.colliertech.org with esmtp (Exim 4.50) id 1EzL0o-0000sU-3j; Wed, 18 Jan 2006 13:38:38 -0800 Message-ID: Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 13:38:31 -0800 From: "C.J. Collier" User-Agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.7 (X11/20051013) X-Accept-Language: en-us, en MIME-Version: 1.0 To: rms gnu.org Subject: MySQL connector licenses X-Enigmail-Version: 0.93.0.0 OpenPGP: id=6CC27EA8; url=http://colliertech.org/~cjcollier/gpg/cjcollier.pub Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.0.3 (2005-04-27) on[Read more...]
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