[CentOS] Oracle charging for InnoDB support in MySQL : what is going to change for us?

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Nov 10 09:49:49 EST 2010


Bowie Bailey wrote:
> On 11/10/2010 9:28 AM, robert mena wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've noticed that Oracle is charging for the MySQL version that
>> supports InnoDB (http://www.mysql.com/products/).  I could not find
>> any other link with direct confirmation of what is going to change for
>> the existing servers/versions and I was wondering if anybody has a
>> more detailed info.
>>
>> For example, is RHEL (and CentOS) going to drop support for it?   Are
>> we going to see any further updates for security issues?
>
> I don't see anything on that site that says they are charging for
> InnoDB.  Actually, on the detail page for the free MySQL Community
> Edition, I see this:
<snip>

Wonder if it's that they charge for support, from them, on InnoDB, not for
the engine itself. I mean, it was GPL'd what, five or more years ago.

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