derek at pointerstop.ca
Mon Jun 22 01:43:25 UTC 2009
CLIFFORD ILKAY wrote:
> On 01/06/09 09:01 AM, Gilles Gravier wrote:
>> For me, the choise PostgreSQL vs MySQL is more a dependence on type of
>> application & data you are going to process... and maybe compatibility
>> with existing code... Licensing is very similar.
> No, it isn't. There are important differences between the GPL and BSD
> licenses that may or may not make a difference in your particular use
> case. It is a good idea to understand what they are before you commit to
> one or the other. The BSD license, which is how PostgreSQL is licensed,
> is the more permissive of the two.
It is, but I honestly can't see how it matters to any program that _uses_ a
database. You're not modifying the database code, so for almost all uses
either GPL or BSD is irrelevant. (And personally, I far prefer Postgres for
_usability_, not licensing).
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