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From:David (SST - Adelaide) Logan Date:October 24 2005 2:22am
Subject:RE: Should I buy commercial license?
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Hi Jasper and Kenji,

There used to be a commercial license that was about $149.00 (USD) AFAIK
without support as this was available separately. I would presume that
the numbers of people buying this as opposed to a complete package with
support was probably rather small hence a replacement by the
community/network editions packaging the different needs and
requirements of large companies vs. small scale developers.

If any larger scale enterprise is considering MySQL (as they should 8-))
the network is a very cheap way of getting commercially available and
supported software (certainly in comparison to some of the other DB's I
come across. I also believe that you can certainly distribute MySQL as
long as your software is distributed under the same license. If you wish
to have a closed source product, you would be required to purchase a
commercial license. The license has become an annual subscription rather
than a one off payment.

See for a list and
comparison of features for the different levels.


David Logan
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HP Managed Services
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Adelaide 5000

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jasper Bryant-Greene [mailto:jasper@stripped] 
Sent: Monday, 24 October 2005 11:39 AM
Cc: Alexey Polyakov; mysql@stripped
Subject: Re: Should I buy commercial license?

On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 09:29 +0900, Kenji HIROHAMA wrote:
> On 10/24/05, Jasper Bryant-Greene <jasper@stripped> wrote:
> > That's not necessarily true. Many people need to buy a license
> > they need the support that comes with paying for the software, or
> > need to support the development of a product that they are likely to
> > rely on for their business.
> But MySQL commercial license is just license and doesn't come with the
> (MySQL Network include the support, though.)
> So, I think, "support" would not be the reason to buy commercial
> license in MySQL case.

I think you are confused about what the MySQL commercial license is.

As I understand it, MySQL commercial license *is* MySQL Network, as
detailed at the following URL:

I cannot find anything on the MySQL website about purchasing a
commercial license without support.

Jasper Bryant-Greene
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