OurSQL Episode 146: License to run

This week we discuss copyleft, GPL and related licenses. In Ear Candy we discuss INFORMATION_SCHEMA and permissions, and At the Movies is about a columnar database.

Events
DB Hangops - every other Wednesay at noon Pacific time

Oracle is having a MySQL OTN Virtual Developer Day August 31st.

FrOSCon - Aug 24-25th, 2013 in St. Augustin, Germany.

Upcoming MySQL events

Training
SkySQL Trainings

Tungsten University trainings

Oracle's MySQL Trainings

Percona Trainings

Open Source Licenses
Copyleft

mysqltuner 1.0 by Major Hayden
mysqltuner 2.0 modified by Gerry Narvaja and Sheeri Cabral

GPL 2.0 license
About GNU
Amorak Media Player, which embeds MySQL and is free with GPLv2
Zmanda enterprise- embeds MySQL with an OEM license.
GPL 2.0 FAQ - may be more helpful than the actual legal text to non-lawyers.

GPLv3 - created to stop "Tivoization", laws prohibiting free software and discriminatory patent deals.
Microsoft's 2005 lawsuit claiming that Linux infringed on over 200 patents
GPL FAQ including GPL v3 information

LGPL v2 - promotes the reuse of tools and libraries without forcing the whole project into requiring GPL.
LGPL v3
AGPL v3 - usually applies to SaaS, not compatible with GPL v2
AGPL v1

Ear Candy

SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES;
-- output depends on permissions

SELECT DISTINCT table_schema FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES;

At the Movies
This week in At the Movies, we feature Jim Tommaney of Calpont presentingTurning the Tables - the Columnar Alternative, talking about infiniDB, a columnar database, at the SkySQL and MariaDB Solutions Day 2013.

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