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Re: [News] Richard Stallman Protects MySQL from Oracle

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: [News] Richard Stallman Protects MySQL from Oracle
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 06:57:59 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Man oh man. This is hilarious.

Guess why "the community should support the Oracle deal"?

Because "opponents are trashing the GPL [PDF] and calling it a
source of "infection" in their FUD submission to the EU Commission"
that's why!

Impeccable GNUtian "logic". ("Reasons I Believe the Community Should Support the Oracle-Sun
Deal - Updated 2Xs")

I certainly hope the EU Commission balks at Oracle's takeover of Sun
Microsystems and its MySQL codebase. It clearly establishes that
Europe's socialist markets are unable to compete in a proprietary,
capitalist World. It would also add great emphasis to the established
wisdom that U.S. companies should avoid failed socialist schemes based
upon "free" (GPL'd) software.

Sun adopted a GPL socialist strategy that ultimately doomed it to the
same fate as SCO and its failed "free" software schemes. Good riddance
to both. When American or European companies thoroughly realize how
utterly futile these socialist Intellectual Property models are
somebody will commercially enhance the BSD licensed PostgreSQL
"PostgreSQL: The world's most advanced open source database."
and MySQL software will land in the trash bin of failed business
models along with Sun and SCO.

"People often ask why PostgreSQL is not released under the GNU General
Public License. The simple answer is because we like the BSD license
and do not want to change it."


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