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Old 4th November 2010
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Default Oracle raises prices for MySQL

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In future, Oracle will offer three paid MySQLEditions at subscription fees of $2,000, $5,000 and $10,000 per year. The previous $600 "Basic" subscription has been dropped, in effect more than tripling the price for some customers. These subscriptions do not represent different levels of support, but rather different mixes of software. The free "Classic" edition provides only an embedded database with a MyISAM back end. The transactional InnoDB is available in the Standard, Enterprise and Carrier-Grade Editions, the Cluster NDB engine only in the Carrier-Grade Edition.
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Wow...I would expect as much from Oracle...but tripling the entry level price? That's getting on up in Microsoft's territory.
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That is ludicrous, but hopefully a good thing for ProgreSQL :-D
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Much ado nothing - or: The story of the missing InnoDB

This is about support ...
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It is of course about making money and paying bills. Charging for support is the revenue model more or less invented and championed by Linux camp. BSD revenue model (charging in terms of grants and scholarships appears to be all but dead). There is also Microsoft revenue model. Free software does NOT exist because developers also need to eat
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