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|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] MySQL issues
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Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] MySQL issues
From: Paul Charles Leddy
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Ya, I am extremely divided.
This is a historic event in my mind. Especially with the split between
Monty/RMS vs Moglen/Groklaw.
Grand history. Take your time. You don't have to choose sides. None of
us may know enough. Ever.
And. I think it is a learning experience for me to see that a lot
comes down to where the money is, more than I thought. At least, that
is the counter claim on both parts.
I assume money is the root of all evil. That's besides the point, but
might be a good stand to take in the end.
One big question for me is about monopoly. One of the means of
maintaining the social system we have -- I am reading
"Turbo-Capitalism by Luttwak, btw, I don't make these things up mysqlf
-- is that no one should have an outright monopoly. That's agreed. We
need to at least keep up appearances. So, remind me, what was the
answer to the fact that Oracle will have a monopoly if they suck in
I am also skeptical -- if you are curious to know -- that MySQL's GPL
status can't save in via forking. It would be historic, right? Correct
that no other huge project has forked and survived?
Anyways, I think it would take a LOT of work, but Monty could do it,
if he wanted, and people would go w/ him. What am I missing here? The
large corporate perspective? Definitely. Enlighten me. Crazy?
Can anyone clarify the dual-license deal in a paragraph w/ less than
10 sentences? I am still unsure on that measure.