[Centos] centos4/rhes4 - mysql4? <41F17676.8010805 at birdvet.org> <1106360894.3956.4.camel at azure> <200501212213.38994.loony at loonybin.org>

Mon Jan 24 15:48:10 UTC 2005
Steve Meyers <steve-centos at spamwiz.com>

Benjamin J. Weiss wrote:
> That's one of the things I love about open source.  If somebody gets too 
> big for their britches (*cough* MySQL = Microsoft *cough*) then there's 
> somebody else who'll step into play and take over for those of us who 
> don't like the fecal matter spewing forth.

I think the whole thing's kinda funny, really.  MySQL switched to the 
GPL for their libraries (from the LGPL).  Usually, people get upset at 
the non-GPL folks.  The problem with RHEL and MySQL is that PHP is 
linked against MySQL, and it's not compatible with the GPL.  Why isn't 
anyone upset with PHP about this?

In any case, it probably wouldn't take a genius to rewrite the MySQL 
libraries from scratch and release it under the LGPL.  Eventually, 
someone will probably do that.

Steve Meyers