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  1. #1
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    Question Unanswered: MySQL Prices .. ??

    Speaking of the latest version of MySQL . .. ?

    is there any price for it ?? (the standard edition as an example) ..

    ??

    or it is totally a freeware as it's been rumored ? ..
    well, I don't know .. cuz I've been hearing alot of issues about this
    Non was satisfying ,, ?? even the websites I visited on the Internet ?

    any idea dear Experts ..
    Thnx friends in advance ..

  2. #2
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    MySQL is "dual licensed." For non-commercial purposes it has no license fee. For commercial deployments you're supposed to pay someone somewhere.

    The definitive source is: http://www.mysql.com
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  3. #3
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    Open Source

    Quote Originally Posted by sundialsvcs
    MySQL is "dual licensed." For non-commercial purposes it has no license fee. For commercial deployments you're supposed to pay someone somewhere.

    The definitive source is: http://www.mysql.com
    Hmm, I need to disagree. MySQL is Open Source, you don't have to pay for it, not even for commercial use, as long as you don't distribute your application.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by fd_sql
    Hmm, I need to disagree. MySQL is Open Source, you don't have to pay for it, not even for commercial use, as long as you don't distribute your application.
    Read the licensing on the site; it IS dual-licenced. You can even redistribute your application, but it must be licensed under the GPL.

    I have not read the entire commercial license, but it comes with support and (I believe) a warranty. The commercial license is only required when you want to redistribute MySQL as part of your commercial software package, which makes perfect sense.

  5. #5
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    richy is correct on this one. As long as you're only using MySQL as part of your corporate infrastructure, and not marketing it packaged in with some products, then you can use it for free.

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    Hmm, boy, there's a lot of echoes in here hahah.
    Last edited by archspeed; 05-13-04 at 19:11.

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