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[FYI] MySQL now open source
- To: Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: [FYI] MySQL now open source
- From: Markus Wiese <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 08:56:19 +0100
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MySQL, a multiuser, multithreaded SQL database server developed to
handle very large databases an order of magnitude faster than major
vendor products, is being released under a GPL.
The SQL in this case is the real structured query language, and should
not be confused with a Microsoft product that usurps the SQL name. A
1970s IBM research project resulted in Structured English Query Language
- SEQUEL - which was subsequently abbreviated to SQL, and is now the
standard for database query language. The current GPL version of MySQL,
released a few days ago, is 3.20.32a, and it is planned that older
releases of MySQL will be offered with a GPL, and called GNU MySQL.
MySQL had been previously available free for internal use, but there
was a fee if it was included in a product or service; if a charge was
made for installation and maintenance; or it was included in a
MySQL im Netz: http://www.mysql.org/