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Re: MariaDB and the SCA


Kristian Nielsen <knielsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Davi Arnaut <Davi.Arnaut@xxxxxxx> writes:
>> I've been monitoring the maria-developers list and there are some
>> patches that we would like to gradually incorporate into our
>> branches. For a practical example, i would like to merge into 5.1
>> parts of this (http://tinyurl.com/q2ulgt) patch by Kristian.

> Negotiations between Monty Program and Sun have started some time ago on a
> deal which would cover how Sun will get the rights it needs (ie. SCA) to
> include the MariaDB code into the MySQL code, and how Monty Program will
> receive compensation for giving these rights. As I understand it, these
> negotiations are however still in the early phase.

Apparently, this is moving nowhere :-(.

Davi, I'm sorry there has been no progress on this. We discussed this again in
MariaDB, and would like to get things working better for now.

What Monty suggested was that it would work for Sun if we submit specific
patches under a BSD-new license.

I realise that the http://tinyurl.com/q2ulgt patch request is now so old that
it may be of no interest to you any longer. But if you have a request for this
or other patches, please send them. All developers at Monty Program have the
ability to submit their work to Sun at their own discretion, so we should be
able to make this work on a low-overhead technician-to-technician level.

 - Kristian.

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