[wp-hackers] SolarisPress?

Andrew Ozz admin at laptoptips.ca
Tue Apr 22 17:22:43 GMT 2008

zamoose at gmail.com wrote:
> On 4/22/08, Mahmoud H. Al-Qudsi <computerguru at neosmart.net> wrote:
>> Hey Roy....
>> I'm all for adding PostgreSQL compatibility to WP - always have been. But I
>> think this would fall under the category of doing the right thing for all
>> the wrong reasons.....
>> I don't think Sun wants to piss off any of MySQL's current users, and even
>> if they do, they can't for various legal and financial reasons (GPL - as
>> much as I have issues with it - guarantees MySQL will be totally free
>> forever && they'd murder MySQL's success and financial outlook if they tried
>> anything of the sort via a loophole or something). Unless there is something
>> I'm missing here?
> *ahem*
> http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=2302
> http://www.techspot.com/news/29763-Sun-to-make-parts-of-MySQL-closed-source.html
> Nothing good that Sun can't take a run at screwing up royally, unfortunately.

So, how soon before there's something like OpenMySQL or FreeMySQL 
branch, perhaps run by some *former* MySQL developers?

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