acronym LAMP

Florian Diesch diesch at
Mon Jun 22 16:35:42 UTC 2009

Derek Broughton <derek at> 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.  

You have to buy a commercial licence if you want to use the MySQL
client libs in non-FLOSS software, see


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