> Well, mlw, now please comment on the stupidity of Novell and Lufthansa
> It for sure seems there are some more people out there who don't listen to
Upon further reflection, its kind of comical. I mean seriously, and this
exactly the point I've been making about MySQL and their bogus Microsoft-esque
The guy quoted from Luftansa, Antonio Mastrorita, is only reported to work for
the IT solutions group. It is not even reported what his position is. If he had
any real influence, they would have used his title like, "lead engineer,"
"Manager," or "Director," or something, but no, no reason is stated why his
opinion means anything to us, or is, in fact, representitive of Luftansa. He
could be the night security guard for all we know.
There are also no details as to what criterion was used by Luftansa in choosing
MySQL, if, in fact, they have. "These applications" does not nessisarily mean
MySQL, it could be making reference to PHP and or Apache.
Furthermore, no one has argued that MySQL isn't popular, I have only said (at
length with technical details) that without extream extenuating circumstances,
using it is a mistake.
I find it interesting that someone would be using Novell, AT ALL, in a new
development of any kind. I know Novell has a lot of legacy business, but
haven't they just about lost their core business?
It reads like every press release I have ever seen. It implies one thing, but
when read, the facts don't nessisarily support the implied purpose.
The only thing we can know for sure is that Novell in a desperate attempt to do
anything to revive their business, signed a deal with the MySQL guys to
license the database without GPL restrictions.