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From:Jeremy Cole Date:November 26 2007 5:44pm
Subject:Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................
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Hi,

I wouldn't say the Sleepycat/BDB acquisition had anything to do with 
MySQL.  BDB is much more useful *outside* of MySQL, and has a much 
bigger market there anyway.  The BDB storage engine is all but useless.

As for Innobase/InnoDB, their motives are still unclear. :)

Regards,

Jeremy

Shanmugam, Dhandapani wrote:
> What is the reason for Oracle to detain Mysql Features like BDB,
> INNODB...? Is there any Hidden Market strategies for that.... 
> 
> 
> Thanks & Regards ,
> Dhandapani S 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martijn Tonies [mailto:m.tonies@stripped] 
> Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 7:41 PM
> To: MySql
> Subject: Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................
> 
> 
> 
>> surely mysql would just fork the last gpl innodb release if they got 
>> bummed by oracle...
> 
> I doubt if they can -- from the InnoDB website:
> The GPLv2 License
> The GNU General Public License version 2, under which both MySQL and
> InnoDB are published, does not allow, without permission from MySQL AB
> and Innobase Oy, linking of InnoDB and MySQL, or the client libraries of
> MySQL, to a product which you distribute but which does not itself
> satisfy the GNU GPLv2 license.
> 
> 
> 
> So if Innobase doesn't grant MySQL permission, they have no leg to stand
> on.
> 
> 
> 
> Either way, I think Falcon is the future if you want to stay with MySQL
> only,
> 
> other options are available if you want to go 3rd party...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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Oracle is acquiring...............................Krishna Chandra Prajapati26 Nov
  • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................Martijn Tonies26 Nov
    • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................Craig Huffstetler26 Nov
      • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................mos26 Nov
    • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................Glyn Astill26 Nov
      • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................Martijn Tonies26 Nov
        • RE: Oracle is acquiring...............................Dhandapani Shanmugam26 Nov
          • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................Jeremy Cole26 Nov
            • RE: Oracle is acquiring...............................Dilip Kumar Parikh26 Nov
              • RE: Oracle is acquiring...............................Dhandapani Shanmugam26 Nov
      • Re: Oracle is acquiring...............................Martijn Tonies26 Nov
RE: Oracle is acquiring...............................Dilip Kumar Parikh26 Nov