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From:Jules Bean Date:August 31 1999 5:19pm
Subject:Re: MySQL Speed ?? slower the Oracle ?
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sasha@stripped wrote:
> 
> Jules Bean wrote:
> >
> > Steve Ruby wrote:
> > >
> > > > decisions about which market(s) they want to play in, etc...  (My
> advice:
> > > > watch Linux closely and learn from their successes / mistakes; they
> are one
> > > > step ahead.  BTW: Why isn't MySQL on the standard Red Hat
> distribution? )
> > > >
> > > > Rick
> > >
> > > I think the standard redhat dist comes only with PostgeSQL
> > >
> >
> > Because the MySQL license agreement forbids the sale of CDs which
> > contain mysql.  So neither RedHat nor Debian can put mysql on CD version
> > of their distribution (Debian make it available from their websites, in
> > the non-free section - I don't know if RedHat do).
> >
> > Jules
> >
> 
> The licence does not entirely forbid re-selling a distribution of MySQL
> - it is allowed as long as the customer is just being charged for the
> distribution media.
> 
> So if RedHat can demonstrate that they are not charging for the value of
> MySQL itself in their distribution, the licence will allow them to
> include it.

However, that wouldn't be the case.

RedHat make money selling their CDs.  That's how they stay in business.

It would be very hard to claim that 'mysql comes for free - you pay for
everything else ' - so their lawyers would surely advise them not too.

Similarly, CheapBytes make money selling Debian CDs - same problem.

This is in addition to the fact that both Debian and RedHat prefer to
distribute free software ( in the other sense of the word free).

Jules
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