isn't this what you get for requiring copyright assignment

Story: MySQL Moves Closer to ClosedTotal Replies: 5
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Sep 22, 2011
10:55 AM EDT
i believe to remember that already years ago people were warning about mysql copyright asignment policy not being good.

if monty widenius believes that open core is a bad for business, couldn't he have prevented that from happening by not requiring copyright assignment for contributions?

now we see what can happen. i believe this is part of what the warnings from the past were about.

having sold mysql, monty widenius in now in a position where he no longer controls the copyright, preventing mariadb from getting turned into an open core model as well. i wish him much success with that and hope that linux distributions start picking up mariadb soon...

greetings, eMBee.

Sep 22, 2011
11:34 AM EDT
MariaDB, PostgreSQL -- there are indeed options out there.

Sep 22, 2011
4:10 PM EDT
This will most likely be one of those moments FOSS folks will point back to when discussing copyright assignments required by corporations (rather than a community).

Sep 22, 2011
4:40 PM EDT
Quoting:isn't this what you get for requiring copyright assignment

Yes, this is exactly what you get.

Sep 22, 2011
5:08 PM EDT
Quoting:MariaDB, PostgreSQL -- there are indeed options out there.
PostgreSQL main site, found at

Advancing without MySQL's ever before.


Sep 22, 2011
5:25 PM EDT
Someone, someday, will make a SQL engine that works on BerkeleyDB files.


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