How do you programmatically create an empty database?

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Nov 24 13:01:07 EST 2010


Oh that is interesting Trevor. Some might say that instead of dropping support for mySQL, Oracle is making the licensing so onerous that no one will want to use it. Poisoning the well so to speak. I'm not saying that, but some might. ;-)

I am curious though, if I buy a server that comes with mySQL installed on it, like oh say an Apple xServe, does that come with a license for development within the business? 

Bob


On Nov 24, 2010, at 6:46 AM, Trevor DeVore wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Mark Schonewille <
> m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:
> 
>> Actually, that's what I use most of the time, particularly the completely
>> free (open-source) MySQL server.
>> 
> 
> Mark is probably aware of this already but just a heads up for those not
> familiar with MySQL licensing. MySQL is not necessarily free to use in your
> projects.
> 
> Recently I spoke with an Oracle licensing rep as I was going to distribute a
> product that interfaced with MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQL Server based on what
> the customer already had installed. For my situation (application built in
> LiveCode, selling to customers)I was told that I must purchase licenses that
> I then resell to my customers. This is true even if the customer already has
> their own MySQL licenses. I have to sell them a license for use with my
> product. Also, you cannot buy single licenses from Oracle, you must buy in
> bulk. I ended up dropping MySQL as one of the database offerings because of
> the licensing terms.
> 
> I ended up recommending PostgreSQL for customers that didn't have any
> databases installed and those who already have SQL Server licenses use SQL
> Server.
> 
> -- 
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