by "Karin Ransdell" <kransdell(at)squishedmosquito.com>
||Sat, 2 Sep 2000 10:22:06 -0500
||"Brian V Bonini" <brian(at)livenet.net>,
"HWG Techniques" <hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org>
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian V Bonini <brian(at)livenet.net>
To: HWG Techniques <hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org>
Cc: <kransdell(at)squishedmosquito.com>; <seaeagle(at)one.net.au>
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2000 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: MySQL?
> hmmm, Show me where there's a free current version of
> MySQL on that web site for Win.......
Standard binary (tarball) distributions: >
Windows 95/98/NT/2000 (Intel)
The MySQL site has (*very*) recently ungone a complete facelift as well as
undertaking MaxSQL and the VA Linux colab. Since I don't have time to
rummage through the MySQL list archives, I'll leave that up to anyone who
cares. At the time of the GPL announcement, the end of June, this topic was
beaten to death on that list. The infusion of capital from VA Linux is to
(ROUGHLY QUOTED) "offset the loss of income from Windows licenses, now that
there won't be any more." Incidentally, that list also mentions that it
may be a while before they get around to including this update in the
downloads of the Windows version, so the old license agreement may still be
included, creating confusion.
I get a particular chuckle out of this page:
Well, actually, I *did* go back to the archives.
To quote Sinisa Milivojevic, "No licence is there no more." Sinisa is one
of the core developers and a non-native speaker of English ;)
At any rate, we stay very close to MySQL development, since our lead
developer is a contributor and our main product interfaces heavily with
> ----- Original Message -----
> Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 09:14:42 -0500
> From: "Karin Ransdell" <kransdell(at)squishedmosquito.com>
> Subject: Re: MySQL?
> That is outdated. All MySQL is now under GNU General Public License (GPL)
> and is free. See the news item at http://www.mysql.com
> 2000/06/28 MySQL GOES GPL
> - ----- Original Message -----
> From: Henry Boleszny <seaeagle(at)one.net.au>
> To: Techniques - HWG <hwg-techniques(at)hwg.org>
> Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 7:17 AM
> Subject: MySQL?
> > Hi again,
> > Sorry for my request for help with tar.gz files - I did something
> > right this time and the file opened. I thought this message went out
> > earlier and just found it in my Inbox.
> > However, when I got to the Manual, I found the following comment: "For
> > and OS/2 platforms, *MySQL* is basically free; for Microsoft you must
> > *MySQL* license after a trial time of 30 days."
> > What is this, let's hate Microsoft Week <grin>! Looks like that 'free'
> > software
> > is restricted after all.
> > Cheers,
> > Henry John Boleszny
> > Partner
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