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Re: [News] Takeover of MySQL by Oracle Defended by Some, FUDed by Others

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____/ bb on Tuesday 01 Dec 2009 11:09 : \____

> On 2009-11-30 21:18, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Are open source programmers fools and suckers?
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Analyst and consultant Josh Greenbaum has
>> | criticised the European Commissionâs view
>> | that Oracle should jettison MySQL. Part of
>> | his argument is that MySQL canât die because
>> | it is open source â and, Greenbaum says, this
>> | means there is no end of suckers willing to
>> | maintain it for free.
>> | 
> Who is suckers here?
> It can't be the hackers that sold it
> for a billion dollars and still have the code so
> they can continue to work on it and sell it again.
> I think someone wrote
>       "you can't make money on free software"
> /bb

Linux is developed by some IBM engineers and IBM makes billions from
this piece of Free software.

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