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From:justin Date:July 26 2004 6:31pm
Subject:Re: why use MySql instead of Firebird or SQL Server express?
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> FirebirdSQL is an excellent project, but as far as I know there is not a
> single organization that stands behind it providing support, training,
> etc. as MySQL AB does with the MySQL product line.

Might want to take a look at http://www.ibphoenix.com/

Training is pretty pricey, but it's there.

Cheers,

Justin

Quoting Mark Matthews <mark@stripped>:

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> Steve Richter wrote:
> 
> | In light of the licensing restrictions on using MySql in a commercial
> | package, why would MySql be prefered over Firebird or SQL Server 2005
> | express edition. Both appear to be no charge to redistribute compared
> to the
> | $250 for MySql.
> |
> | http://firebird.sourceforge.net/
> |
> | http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/sql/default.aspx
> |
> | thanks,
> |
> | Steve Richter
> 
> 
> Steve, you're quoting a price for buying servers 'onesy-twosey' above,
> which doesn't appear to be your situation.
> 
> I believe that what you're looking for is what's called an 'OEM' deal,
> if you want to commercially-license MySQL as an 'OEM', then you need to
> contact sales@stripped, as that pricing is always negotiated to meet
> your product's pricing and business model.
> 
> MSDE has volume and concurrency limitations that are imposed by MS,
> compared to MySQL (IIRC, 25 concurrent users, and 2GB per database). It
> also is only available on the Windows platform.
> 
> FirebirdSQL is an excellent project, but as far as I know there is not a
> single organization that stands behind it providing support, training,
> etc. as MySQL AB does with the MySQL product line.
> 
> You are also much more likely to find people and third-party products
> that know, understand and work with MySQL than those that can work with
> FirebirdSQL out there in the marketplace.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> 	-Mark
> 
> 
> 
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why use MySql instead of Firebird or SQL Server express?Steve Richter26 Jul
  • Re: why use MySql instead of Firebird or SQL Server express?Ruben26 Jul
  • Re: why use MySql instead of Firebird or SQL Server express?Mark Matthews26 Jul
    • Re: why use MySql instead of Firebird or SQL Server express?justin26 Jul
      • Re: why use MySql instead of Firebird or SQL Server express?Mark Matthews26 Jul
  • Re: why use MySql instead of Firebird or SQL Server express? (long)Martijn Tonies26 Jul
    • Re: why use MySql instead of Firebird or SQL Server express? (long)Mark Matthews26 Jul
  • Re: why use MySql instead of Firebird or SQL Server express? (long)Martijn Tonies27 Jul