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From:Joshua D. Drake Date:April 24 2009 2:36pm
Subject:Re: Oracle , what else ?
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On Fri, 2009-04-24 at 08:44 +0200, Martijn Tonies wrote:
> >Well, MySQL is open source, right? And the source is available? I'm sure
> >a team of devs will come to the rescue. 
> 
> Really? What would make a group of developers wanting to develop
> a -database engine- for free? Some party needs to step up and pay
> those people, else you're beloved product will go no-where.

SQL Lite and PostgreSQL were both originally developed for free. Yes
much of PostgreSQL is sponsored by people who now get paid to work on
the product but that isn't 100% the case and it took a long way to get
there.

That being said, this is a good point. A team of developers are likely
not to pick up MySQL unless they get paid. There are too many as good or
better options that are also open source.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake

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