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

Fernando Duran liberosec at yahoo.ca
Fri Mar 5 21:47:08 EST 2010


Just a random anecdote but about 5 years ago when I was working in a software company that used a MySQL database in its product we had to go and buy a $300 or so licence from MySQL.

Fernando Duran

--- On Sat, 2/27/10, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> From: unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] MySQL vs. PostGres license differences?
> To: "Kwlug-Disc" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Saturday, February 27, 2010, 4:55 AM
> 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?
> Thanks.
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