[development] Oracle buys SleepyCat

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Wed Feb 15 19:13:34 UTC 2006

On 2/15/06, John Handelaar <john at userfrenzy.com> wrote:
> Khalid B wrote:
> >>>I am much more hopeful about MySQL MaxDB, http://www.mysql.com/
> >>>products/maxdb/, which is used to run some of the largest enterprise
> >>>databases for SAP.
> >>
> >>Seems to have referential integrity.Not clear to me if it has transactions
> >>or not (doesn't say).
> >
> > No. It doesn't have transactions. Only InnoDB and BDB do.
> >
> > Oracle played that one very well.
> Oh, for chrissakes.  That's enough.
> a)  MySQL is GPLed
> b)  InnoDB and BDB engines in MySQL are also GPLed
> c)  ...
> ...there is no c).  Nothing changes.  This is a complete
> waste of bandwidth, as well as being wildly off-topic
> and in no small way misinformed.
> Please stop now.


The concern here is whether MySQL AB (who does the bulk of
MySQL development) will continue to thrive. If not, then the community
may or may not be able to carry on with MySQL.

That is all. The GPL versions are always there.

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