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.
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.
Open Source Licenses
GPL 2.0 license
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
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.