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Re: What can we learn from MySQL?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-04-23 17:13:19
Message-ID: 200404231713.i3NHDJE19883@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> This last lesson was really driven home to me at the Open Source Business 
> Convention; managers were slavering all over "dual licensing" as the "new 
> model of open source."   When I pointed out that there's another name for 
> dual licensing -- "shareware" -- I got some real uncomfortable silences.   
> Seems that a lot of companies want the fruits of Open Source without changing 
> the way they do business at all.  Big surprise, eh?

Agreed.  I see dual-license as an interim step for companies moving from
close to true open source.

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