Yeah. It's silly. The whole hardware x86 1U rack mount we use with 2.4Ghz
proc, 256MB, 40GB HD, dual Gbps NICs is only $500. I don't know what crack
the mySQL AB guys are smoking to think that they are competitive. We've
already started to wrap our product SQL calls in our own API so we can
migrate to Postgress (or something with an acceptable license).
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> MySql loses money from many vendors on this very point. Of
> which they do not budge.
> We have a Point of Sale software company who can distribute
> Oracle cheaper.
> They only require a percentage of the final product price
> that their product
> is packaged with. When the company explained they would
> rather use MySql an pay them the same rates MySql refused.
> This license is a ridiculous $600 per unit which makes it completely
> unrealistic for any large scale deployment!!! I mean, I don't
> mind paying
> someone for their work, but I was thinking more like $50 per
> unit, not > 10 times that.