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Re: MySQL analysis

From: "Santiago Zarate" <santiago(at)santiagozarate(dot)com>
To: "Bruce Momjian" <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: "Robert Treat" <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Decibel! <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>, "Jan Wieck" <JanWieck(at)yahoo(dot)com>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
Subject: Re: MySQL analysis
Date: 2008-01-29 00:19:55
Message-ID: a37e9c560801281619s298b61a2xd3faafb8fe6b53f3@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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2008/1/29, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>:
> Robert Treat wrote:
> > On Friday 25 January 2008 01:57, Decibel! wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 01:44:15PM -0500, Jan Wieck wrote:
> > > > On 1/20/2008 8:45 PM, Santiago Zarate wrote:
> > > > >Like: If anyone buys and the licence changes... i would start a
> > > > >fork... pick up the free code and start a new branch along with other
> > > > >developers.
> > > >
> > > > As has been said many times before, buying Postgres is virtually
> > > > impossible because the copyright isn't held by a single entity. So in
> > > > the Postgres case, this threat doesn't exist.
> > >
> > > Not only that, but even if someone did buy the copyright, it doesn't buy
> > > them anything because everything is currently under BSD. You could
> > > instantly fork the code and lose nothing.
> > >
> > > Even if someone came along and bought the rights to the name, it still
> > > doesn't buy much; we can just change the name.
> > >
> > > Oh wait, we've tried that... I guess if someone bought the name we
> > > really would be hosed! ;P
> >
> > Hmm.. maybe this should be added to the FAQ... "In fact, PostgreSQL is so
> > impervious to corporate take-over, we even have 2 names (postgresql and
> > postgres) that they would have to buy rights too in order to force a name
> > change. And even then we have a backup name (postgre)!!"
>
> "Postgre --- Our Backup"  :-)
>
> --
>   Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>        http://momjian.us
>   EnterpriseDB                             http://postgres.enterprisedb.com
>
>   + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +
>

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