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Re: proposed improvements to PostgreSQL license

From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer(at)pasteur(dot)fr>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: proposed improvements to PostgreSQL license
Date: 2000-07-04 14:38:21
Message-ID: 200007041438.QAA16935@ezili.sis.pasteur.fr (view raw or flat)
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One thing to keep in mind: for a very long time, PostgreSQL was the *only* free ("free as in free speech, not free as in free beer") DBMS. I told dozens of people to consider PostgreSQL instead of, say, MySQL, for that very reason. Whichever free software licence you preferred, there was no real choice.

Now, it is no longer the case: as you have read here, MySQL is now fully GPL. The concurrency between the two DBMS will increase. Since MySQL has a licence which is more hacker-friendly (it cannot be turned into a proprietary product), PostgreSQL, which had (along with techincal strengthes) a big advantage with its licence, is now behind.




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