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Sourceforge switching to closed DB?

     

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4:47 pm on Aug 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

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In a e-mail announcement sourceforge says they'll be switching to IBM's database DB2. As an icon of open source computing it seems a bit of an odd move to go to a closed proprietary platform, at least from an optics point of view don't you think?
7:09 pm on Aug 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Looks like the deal has a lot more to do with making money than practicality. SF is owned by VA Linux, and they are seeking a business relationship with IBM to resell DB2 and WebSphere. IMO it kind of stinks but I guess it is better than many alternatives.
11:44 pm on Aug 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Maybe they are getting to large and MySQL was not holding up as well anymore. I know I have read that MySQL can not hold up against some of the big boys in massive DBs.
11:47 pm on Aug 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Oh... the irony... (I can hear it already: "Yeah, but that was back when Sourceforge was cool, before they sold out to IBM.")
9:27 am on Aug 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Even if you drop all politics and business reasons - DB2 is a much better DBMS than MySQL (and PostgreSQL) will ever be.

Read the specs for the EEE version of DB2.