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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Absolutely 100% free

    I notice you list that in a list of features PostgreSQL has that MySQL does not. Care to elaborate on why?

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Re:Free as in...? (Score:3, Informative)

      by ziggy (25) on 2003.03.24 14:53 (#18266) Journal
      MySQL is dual licensed. Either you take the standard GPL version, or you can pay for a commercial license with more flexability. PostgreSQL is BSD licensed, so do what you want with it and be happy.
      • I think I sort of knew about the dual licensing, but it seems like to me if it is available optionally under GPL, it's free. And I drank enough FSF koolaid to kill some of you people. :)

        I was curious if he meant there was some restriction somewhere people didn't know about; if he meant the dual licensing; if he meant the whole mysql.com vs. mysql.org fiasco; or if he just got carried away and started listing PostgreSQL features in general.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • You can bundle PostgreSQL as part of a commercial closed-source product that you sell for profit. Can you do that with MySQL?

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          • Well, that's not a "freedom" I value, although I can see that many other people do. Is that what Randall meant?

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            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers