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Re: [GENERAL] interesting PHP/MySQL thread

From: "Ned Lilly" <ned(at)nedscape(dot)com>
To: "Advocacy (PostgreSQL)" <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"PostgreSQL-general" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] interesting PHP/MySQL thread
Date: 2003-06-22 23:51:14
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I think most people would agree that a large part of MySQL's audience has come from the bundling of MySQL libraries with PHP.  Getting PostgreSQL to fill this void would be a very positive development.

If concerns about licensing are a major driver here, I would think that PostgreSQL's simple Berkeley license would compare very favorably to the tangled web of Interbase history of corporate intrigue and community forking.




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Josh Berkus" <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: "Joe Conway" <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>; "Advocacy (PostgreSQL)" <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>; "PostgreSQL-general" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2003 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] [pgsql-advocacy] interesting PHP/MySQL thread


> Josh Berkus wrote:
> > Joe,
> > 
> > > Interesting thread (php-dev subj: removing bundled libmysql):
> > >    http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=php-dev&m=105621066832429&w=2
> > >
> > > I particularly liked this post:
> > > (http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=php-dev&m=105621207500778&w=2)
> > 
> > Boy, Monty's making friends all over, ain't he?
> 
> [ CC to general.]
> 
> [ MySQL changes client library to GPL.]
> 
> This is _very_ interesting, and not surprising.  MySQL got users to
> adopt MySQL, then they change the client license to get users to
> purchase commercial, non-GPL licenses.
> 
> We need to use this opportunity to encourage PHP folks to switch to
> PostgreSQL.
> 
> Notice the second URL mentions Interbase before PostgreSQL, which I find
> curious.
> 
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