[techtalk] need database recomendations

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Tue Jan 4 15:19:31 EST 2000

On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Aaron Malone wrote:

> > mysql is not free according to the DFSG[1] (or opensource according to
> > the OSD[2], if you take that side). See
> >    http://www.mysql.com/Manual_chapter/manual_Licensing_and_Support.html
> However, if you don't mind using a slightly-old version, MySQL v3.20.32a is
> available under the GPL.

... or use PostgreSQL -- it may be a bit slower than MySQL, but it is
DFSG-free and OSD-open. The lack of speed (compared with the above) may
come from it's features, e.g. it's able to do fully-serializable
concurrent transactions. And it's still by magnitudes faster than some
grep on a flat file. Trust me, I use it :-)

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