MySQL-PHP Restriction Fears Unwarranted

April 2, 2004

[From Internet Week]

Open-source database vendor MySQL recently initiated some restrictions on the bundling of MySQL libraries with the PHP scripting language. Some observers criticized the restrictions as an example of the fragility of open-source technology, suggesting that the limitations could break the easy-deployment model of LAMP (Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP). As it turns out, their fears were unwarranted.

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