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Trouble on the High Seas For Mysql?

By IT World

September 20, 2011

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Last week, Oracle quietly announced the addition of three new commercial extensions to MySQL Enterprise Edition, the proprietary flavor of the dual-licensed MySQL database.

From a technical point of view alone, these extensions are pretty good. So, what's the problem?

It seems that quite a few people are upset about the whole notion of adding commercial-only features to MySQL, seeing it as the end of all innovation in the GPLed flavor of the popular open source database.

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