[kwlug-disc] MySQL vs. PostGres license differences?

Dave Cramer davec at visibleassets.com
Sat Feb 27 07:02:02 EST 2010


On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 4:55 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> Was talking with a friend tonight who had looked at the MySQL and Postgres
> licenses (I have not), and he noted that Postgres was absolutely free, while
> MySQL was only free for internally developed apps, in a commercial
> installation.
>
> What is the issue, and is it an issue in practice?
The difference in practice is that if you want to create a product
with a database then you can use postgresql without any license
issues. For instance OS X has postgresql running internally. Greenplum
and many other use it as the basis for their code.

Dave



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