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Re: Google Releases Improved MySQL Code

From: Ned Lilly <ned(at)nedscape(dot)com>
To: Lukas Kahwe Smith <smith(at)pooteeweet(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Google Releases Improved MySQL Code
Date: 2007-04-25 20:49:31
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On 4/25/2007 4:46 PM Lukas Kahwe Smith wrote:
> Lukas Kahwe Smith wrote:
>> Ned Lilly wrote:
>>> Saw this article and wondered if there had been any similar PR around 
>>> the Skype tools for PostgreSQL.  That's *at least* as impressive and 
>>> interesting a story...
>>
>> Well there is a significant difference here. Unless Google also hands 
>> the copyright to MySQL AB, there is no chance that the change will 
>> make it into the standard distribution. I will try to get confirmation 
>> on the question this today.
> 
> I talked to Mark from Google here at MySQL UC and he told me that Google 
> has no issues giving MySQL the right to commercial proprietary licensing 
> the code. However of course Google's lawyers need to review the MySQL 
> CLA before these changes can make their way into the MySQL standard 
> distribution. Of course MySQL AB also has final say on if they actually 
> want to integrate the code or not.

Yes, and historically, that hasn't been MySQL AB's strong suit.  Maybe that's changing, though.

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