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[News] Many Options in Free Software for Management, MySQL is Safe

  • Subject: [News] Many Options in Free Software for Management, MySQL is Safe
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 18:06:31 +0100
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5 open source project management apps to watch

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| Managing projects is hard work at the best of times, but there are 
| a number of free and open source (FOSS) applications available that 
| can help CIOs and other managers streamline the administrative 
| aspects of project management. 


No need to panic over MySQL

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| Open source software lives or dies not by who owns it or provides 
| support at any one time, but by how many people use it. Few users 
| means there's little incentive for developers to put effort into 
| improving the code. Happily, that's not the case with MySQL, and 
| whatever happens there will be someone in the open source world who 
| will look after its users.



Why the EU should block Oracle/Sun

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| Last week, I argued that the European Commission, the European Union's top
| competition authority, was wasting its time delaying Oracle's acquisition of
| Sun. Since then, I've heard from Henrik Ingo, the COO (chief operating
| officer) for Monty Program Ab, the MySQL fork headed by MySQL's founder
| Michael "Monty" Widenius. He has a different take on the EU's opposition to
| the deal, and I thought it worth sharing his viewpoint with you.
| First, Ingo notes that "While it's true that many use MySQL for free [under
| the open-source GPL license), and some even hack on the GPL'd source code,
| most of MySQL's paying customers use MySQL under a commercial license which
| has nothing to do with Open Source. It is in this market that MySQL competes
| against Oracle and for those customers the GPL version of MySQL offers no
| consolation. This is the main reason why the EU is concerned."


MySQL Connector for OpenOffice.org 1.0 GA

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| MySQL Connector for OpenOffice.org 1.0 has been released. This first GA
| release supersedes any previous Alpha and Beta releases.
| The driver can be used in OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 and the upcoming
| OpenOffice.org 3.2 to connect to a MySQL server, versions 5.1 and later.

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