Oracle to purchase Sun Microsystems?
kenneth at mail1.ttak.org
Tue May 19 08:49:06 MDT 2009
On 5/18/2009 10:54 AM, Kyle Waters wrote:
> Maybe an explanation of licensing is in order here. It's a very
> confusing topic. The original purpose of copyright is exactly as it
> seems it should be a set of laws used to determine who has a right to
> make copies of something. Now in today's digital age that's a lot
> more confusing because everything is a copy. In order to play a song
> that is stored on my hard drive, a copy is loaded into RAM, and then
> copied to various levels of cache, and then to the cpu, this process
> makes a lot of "copies". A simpler example is that when I install
> software to my hard drive, I'm making a copy.
Thank you for that good explanation.
I was researching more about this issue and it appears that there are
already forks of MySQL out there. I found a product called "Drizzle"
which is a fork of the MySQL 6 code.
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