MySQL - Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)

"...a more flexible open source licensing program for the MySQL client libraries, which are used to access the MySQL database from within applications. Previously usable under either a commercial or a GPL open source license, MySQL has developed its Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Exception policy enabling the libraries to be used under other open source licensing formats, such as Apache and Artistic." Infoworld

This is an interesting development for MySQL, which now has both commercial and free offerings. I find that applications vendors regularly mention MySQL now, where once it was Oracle, MS SQL Server and occasionally Sybase....

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