SPAM: Score 3.7: Re: Instead of freebsd. com, why not...

Nikolas Britton freebsd at nbritton.org
Wed Feb 16 23:28:34 PST 2005


Anthony Atkielski wrote:

>Nikolas Britton writes:
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>>One reason would be that it's required for the Compiere open source
>>ERP/CRM software package. They are tring to port it to PostgreSQL and 
>>Sybase but those are a long way off because they need $20,000 to do it:
>>http://www.compiere.org/
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>It's kind of counterproductive to write an open-source package that
>won't run without proprietary software installed along with it.
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>>Umm where do I start... :-) I'm quite happy with PostgreSQL and can't
>>use MySQL anyways because SQL-Ledger doesn't support MySQL because MySQL
>>is lacking required features.
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>That's fine.  I was just asking why not an open-source DBMS, instead of
>Oracle.
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I guess thats one way to look at it. Another would be that you just save 
20 grand even after you buy the Oracle license, you can freely download 
Oracle etc... you just need a license (if you want to be legit/get 
support) if your running it on a production server.


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