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Re: [school-discuss] Open-source alternatives

Michael Dean wrote:
our school is just now formulating plans for a move to total open source, beginning with our servers. I am trying to steer them away from Java (not open) and zope/plone. the latter because it involves installing another server aside Apache2 and involves using python, a lesser known language with fewer persons out there knowing it. We are also trying to solve our user applications with software that uses postgresql not mysql(no longer free and broken) and in general follows the LAPP model -- Linux 2.6.8, with XFS (at least until Reiser4 doesn't break apps), Apache 2, Postgressql and PHP.
MySQL is still GPL so it is "Free". They've actually added an exception for PHP and FOSS in general. See http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/foss-exception.html

MySQL has a dual (GPL/Commercial) license otherwise: Commercial license if you want to ship closed software incorporating it.
Rob Rittenhouse