[development] Microsoft SQL Server

sime info at urbits.com
Wed May 24 00:19:40 UTC 2006

Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:

> Robert Douglass wrote:
>> MS-SQL support would be a fantastic thing for Drupal to have, as 
>> would Oracle and DB2 support. Anybody who would shoot these down has 
>> their head in some Gnu's butt.
> The project Ajk was talking about was about writing a module as an 
> interface between Drupal and some commercial, third-party stats 
> software, I think the name was netstat or similar.
> I told him, I'd rather not have him contribute it since it is only 
> usefull if you actually buy that package. Then it occurred to me a 
> short while later, that probably all ecommerce payment gateways and 
> amazon.com integration modules are of this kind too and it doesn't 
> make much sense to host the one module and not the other. After that I 
> suggested we discuss this, but nobody took me up on the offer )the 
> mail was to the infrastructure list).
> Let me explain how we arrived on that policy. Some time ago, maybe 
> last summer, two people applied for cvs access. One wanted to 
> integrate Drupal with a commercial CRM package and the other with some 
> commercial chat application. Karoly and myself had discussed this, and 
> then told them that we won't grant them access. They complained to me 
> and I forwarded the matter to Dries who probably forgot about it. From 
> that day on, I have not given CVS access to similar applications. 
> There weren't that many, btw, Ajk's might have been the third only.
You mention problems with ecommerce, another one I can think of is 

In my opinion, the only consideration should be GPL legality. (With an 
option to debate anything that is simply horrid)


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