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From:Janek Bogucki Date:April 28 2009 9:53am
Subject:RE: Oracle , what else ?
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On Thu, 2009-04-23 at 17:58 +0100, Gabriel - IP Guys wrote:
> > The real question is whether they will let MySQL
> > wither
> > and die by not providing updates for it?
> 
> Well, MySQL is open source, right? And the source is available? I'm
> sure
> a team of devs will come to the rescue. As for MySQL, as a company,
> they
> don't make even close to the potential money they can. People do not
> really go to MySQL for support, which is the model RedHat uses. For
> MySQL, it's different, because the MySQL userbase by their very
> nature,
> solve problems for a living. They have the attitude of how can I fix
> things? How do I make things work the way I want? This has a serious
> adverse effect on MySQL as a company, because the number one revenue
> stream for any company whos main 'product' or 'service' is open source
> based, is the support contract. 
> 

The code is available under the GPL but the documentation is not.
Without adequate documentation a project becomes less accessible and
less used.

-Janek

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