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PostHeaderIcon Sun, IBM and MySQL Storage Engine Chicanery

A while back I was doing some research for a client and came across an apparent GPL slight of hand engineered by Sun and IBM.  Time constraints and competing priorities kept me from writing about this until now, and Oracle's acquisition of Sun has taken Sun off of the hot seat (see in particular paragraph 2, Non Assertion), but it's still a pretty juicy story.  What's more, I think it's healthy to expose vendor behaviors that cut against the spirit of open source, creating unfair advantages for a privileged few at the expense of everyone else. Read the rest of this entry »

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