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Hi Bruce,

It's an important aspect you bring up. I'm afraid however that having the
binaries behind login is a conscious decision.

All connector source code is of course open and available on Github and
everyone is more than welcome to participate in the development of them.
The main organization currently behind the connectors is MariaDB
Corporation, meaning that most of the development, building, testing and
packaging for the various platforms happens there.

To be able to develop, for example, the connectors further, the company
needs to somehow be able to reach potential users and even in some cases
create some business around them. That is the main reason for requiring
free registration. I hope it's not a huge problem and I think it's a fairly
common practice for open source companies nowadays.

Nothing has however changed regarding licensing of the connectors. They are
still LGPL.

Best regards,


Rasmus Johansson, VP Engineering
MariaDB | t: +358 50 499 9589 | Skype: ratzpo

On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM, Bruce Carlson <Bruce.Carlson@xxxxxxxxxx>

> Hi,
> I’m trying to download the latest stable version of the MariaDB .net ODBC
> install MSI but every time I try I get directed to a log in page where I
> can’t get any further unless I create some sort of personal information
> divulgence account.
> I have never had to do this before with any open source software.
> Where can I go to download the MSI without having to create an account
> that I have no intentions of ever doing.
> I have been using MySQL ever since the early days of version 3 something
> and have been using MariaDB ever since inception after the split with MySQL.
> I’m a dedicated and heavy user and supporter of MariaDB and have been for
> decades.
> If I am no longer able to download updates etc. without having to create
> some sort of *GOOGLE *account then I will not use MariaDB, I *will* find
> an alternative.
> Please advise.
> *Bruce Carlson*
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