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From:Paul DuBois Date:July 19 1999 6:17pm
Subject:Re: pricing
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At 12:09 PM -0500 7/19/99, WhiteMoor Studio wrote:
>Dear sir/madam,
>
>First, I am not a user of MySQL (yet?). But I have a question. Why do I have
>to pay a licence fee for a Microsoft OS while I don't have to pay for a non
>Microsoft OS?

Short answer: it costs the developers money to develop MySQL on a
non-free OS using non-free compilers and development tools, and that
cost has to be recovered somehow.  It also costs the developers time
because Windows development is more difficult than UNIX development.

In the UNIX world you can get both the OS and the development tools
for nothing.


Why do you ask?

--
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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