At 11:33 PM +0100 2000-01-23, Patrik Lundin wrote:
> > The other eight have a license fee from USD 10 - USD20 or 30. If I bought
>> all of Your eight applets, I probably spend more than the USD 200, which is
>> the license fee for MySQL.
>I don't mind earning money, I do mind people that think Windows users
>should pay license fees just because they are Windows users.
>If they need to make money on this to cover costs then everyone
>shoudl pay for it, not just Windows users.
The MySQL developers don't use Windows for any of their regular work.
To develop a Windows version of MySQL costs them money.
- They'll develop MySQL under UNIX/Linux anyway, whether anyone else
uses it or not.
- They wouldn't develop a version under MySQL normally, and to do so
costs them money, and also time which would otherwise be spent on
In other words, there is a penalty associated with Windows development.
This is something that is not true for UNIX development. The licensing
arrangements are entirely reasonable.
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped