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From: Joerg Bruehe (joergmysql.com)
Date: Tue Aug 14 2007 - 06:29:42 CDT
Hi Daevid, all!
Daevid Vincent wrote:
> Is this anything to be concerned about?
> We are Enterprise customers. We distribute mySQL on our appliance that
> we sell.
> It doesn't seem like we should worry, now. But I'm a little nervous
> about the future?
There is no intent at MySQL AB to hide the sources from the receivers of
Enterprise customers will continue to receive the enterprise sources.
For those who use the GPL'ed builds, this is dictated by the GPL;
for those using a commercial license, similar arrangements exist.
And community users obviously also get (and will get) the sources.
All these sources of fixed versions (as opposed to ongoing development)
are handled as tarballs (.tar.gz) in our build processes, so these files
are what we make accessible.
I do not see either of this to change in the future - access to the
sources is an important part of the MySQL AB principles.
The only thing that really changed is the location, and this is what
some people make a fuss about (which I should not comment any further).
Joerg Bruehe, Senior Production Engineer
MySQL AB, www.mysql.com
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