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