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Re: OT--Define enterprise please?

by ajt (Prior)
on Sep 21, 2002 at 11:04 UTC ( #199735=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to OT--Define enterprise please?

As people have said you don't talk-up a free product that competes with your very not free product, if you want to make money. It's hardly surprising that MS and IBM would both knock the MySQL.

When you don't have something to sell in that category, then you can talk-up the open-source product so you can sell support for it. Both Oracle and IBM now use Apache, and Novell have gone one step more now distributing PostgreSQL as standard with Novell - press release.

What is, or is not enterprise is very much down to end-user interpretation, but I'd say if I was paying top-dollar, I'd expect good up-time and a nice engineer arriving eating humble-pie if it doesn't work. With good quality open-source software, I think enterprise class software is a bit bogus thesedays, but enterprise class-support is stil a valid term.


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