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Re: [GENERAL] interesting PHP/MySQL thread

From: "scott(dot)marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com>
To: Sterling Hughes <sterling(at)bumblebury(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>,"Advocacy (PostgreSQL)" <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL-general <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] interesting PHP/MySQL thread
Date: 2003-06-23 17:21:42
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.33.0306231119060.24244-100000@css120.ihs.com (view raw or flat)
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On 23 Jun 2003, Sterling Hughes wrote:

> 
> > > Uhmm.  MySQL AB are not "playing" the PHP community. I happen to know
> > > the folks doing the licensing quite well, and while I don't particularly
> > > like how its been handled, I'm certain there was/is no intent to play
> > > PHP. 
> > 
> > The primary reason for changing the 4.x connect lib to GPL was to 
> > encourage people to buy commercial software licenses.
> > 
> > In my opinion, this is playing the GPL community.  PHP happens to be part 
> > of the community they are playing.
> > 
> > What other reason can there be for switching their licensing of their 
> > connect libs while also making sure that 4.x won't talk to an app using 
> > the LGPL'd 3.x connection library?
> 
> Well, sure they're playing the GPL community.  But I don't really care
> about that. I personally wish the GPL was burned on every corner; I
> prefer the "Free as in Free" approach.
> 
> PHP is not a part of the GPL community.  We aren't even GPL compatible. 
> In fact, you'll find most PHP core devs have a strong disliking for the
> GPL, and its "Free as in join the church and get a meal" approach. 

But never forget that MySQL road the coattails of PHP to popularity. 

For some reason your church meal statment made me think of Bender getting 
free booze in Futurama... :-)


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