[nycbug-talk] google enhances mysql

Marc Spitzer mspitzer at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 12:26:23 EDT 2007

On 4/25/07, csnyder <chsnyder at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/25/07, Marc Spitzer <mspitzer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=199201237
> >
> Or skip the ads and see
> http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2007/04/google-releases-patches-that-enhance.html
> Interesting approach. They didn't fork MySQL. They didn't wait for the
> patches to be integrated. They just put them out there and said,
> "Here, this makes things better."

Actually they did fork mysql, the patches can not be incorporated into
mysqls main trunk without them loosing the ability to dual licence the
code, unless google gives mysql ownership of the patch.  the exact
same thing happened with kde and qt.

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