Adam Lipscombe wrote:
>We have a commercial product that uses mysql 4.0.24. We bought a commercial
>licence for this version.
>We want to upgrade to 5.0.21.
>I spoke with the MySQL saleswoman this morning and she says they don't do
>upgrades and want another entire licence fee for v5.x.
>Does anyone else have experience of this? Upgrading commercial licences?
>What's the story?
>Thanks - Adam
That is a very interesting development. Is your license under the MySQL
Network? I am considering using this for a number of new servers and
would have to rethink my strategy if this is the case.
I notice their Network FAQ has
Q: Does MySQL Network include MySQL 5.0?
A: Yes, MySQL Network includes all updates and upgrades including MySQL 5.0
It is also very interesting that the Network product automatically
includes a GPL covered product rather than a commercial one by default.
How many people actually check on that before purchase? Are they aware
they have purchased a GPL product and are now obligated under that
license to GPL their distributed products?
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