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Re: MariaDB and the SCA


On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Kristian
Nielsen<knielsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.


Thanks for picking this up. I just wanted to confirm this is true and
we are happy to cooperate.


Henrik Ingo
Project Manager and COO, Monty Program Ab
hingo@xxxxxxxxxxxx, skype:henrik.ingo, +358405697354

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