Friday, April 28, 2006

Mickos critical of 'crippled' closed-source databases

MySQL CEO Mickos told conference delegates: "There's no freedom in crippleware... I learned when I moved to the US there's no such thing as a free lunch. If a company that gives you a free version is closed source, they gain nothing unless you upgrade to the expensive version." At the same time MySQL are partnering with Microsoft, IBM's DB2 division and Oracle. Who's paying for that lunch?

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