-sourcing clustering"> In essence, MySQL is taking technology that was developed in a closed, proprietary fashion at Ericsson and donating it into the open-source community under the companys dual license. That license stipulates that the softwares production version will be available in the third quarter at no cost under the free software/open source GNU GPL (General Public License) for open-source projects and also under a commercial license for software vendors and other commercial MySQL customers. The preview version is now available and can be downloaded at MySQLs site. Click here to read how MySQL has been tweaking its license to respond to complaints from independent software vendors. "Larry [Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corp.] has said that hes happy if 10 percent of his customers use clustering," Urlocker said. "Our objective is to bring it to the other 90 percent of the world."
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