MySQL Server is Open Source, even Backup extensions

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| As reported yesterday from CommunityOne:
|
| * MySQL Server is and will always remain fully functional and open
| source,
| * so will the MySQL Connectors, and
| * so will the main storage engines we ship.
|
| In addition:
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| * MySQL 6.0’s pending backup functionality will be open source,
| * the MyISAM driver for MySQL Backup will be open source, and
| * the encryption and compression backup features will be open source,
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http://blogs.mysql.com/kaj/2008/05/0...up-extensions/

The pressure paid off!

JavaOne: Day -1

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| Today things kicked off with CommunityOne, the “free and open developer
| conference,” featuring a good variety of sessions and representations from
| across the open source spectrum.
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http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2008/05/06/javaone-day-1/


Recent:

MySQL to remain as open source

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| Marten Mickos, former CEO at MySQL and now senior vice president of Sun's
| database group, explained that the company has developed high-end add-ons
| such as encryption, native storage engine-specific drivers, that they will
| deliver to Enterprise customers only. Mickos stated, "MySQL isn't going
| closed source." * *
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http://www.newsoxy.com/mysql/to_rema...ticle10819.htm