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Re^2: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Jul 11, 2008 at 01:43 UTC ( #696873=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects
in thread [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects

MySQL AB makes almost all of its money from the following sources:

  • Training and Certification
  • Support
  • Consulting
  • Licensing under very specific circumstances
And, from what I understand, the licensing revenue is a pretty small part of the pie. Not surprisingly, the first three are the same ways that RT, Shadowcat, and Stonehenge makes their money. The Postgres Foundation makes money from donations. I suspect many of the organizations that the PG devs live in support themselves in similar ways as the companies previously mentioned. I know that this is the case for both MySQL and Perl and Ruby.

My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

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