SAPDB Source Has Been Released Under The GPL
원본출처 : http://www.geekissues.org/?article=1196
#1196 by Matt at 09:59:45 on 2001-04-28 in Software Read Article
SAPDB has been released under the GPL (The announcement was Oct 5, 2000). It's awesome to see things like this happen, though so few companies have done such things that it's effect on the product and company remains unclear. I'm sure this will spur development of a robust free rdbms. Currently development tools support Linux and WindowsNT.
SAP DB is an open, SQL-based, relational database management system that provides high availability and performance scaling from small to very large implementations. In addition, SAP DB goes beyond relational database technology by offering object orientation as well as support for managing unstructured data. It supports open standards including SQL, JDBC and ODBC; access from Perl and Python; and HTTP-based services with HTML or XML content. SAP DB is platform independent, so users can deploy it for a wide array of projects. Since 1994, the SAP e-Business Solution is available on SAP DB technology. Today SAP DB is being used by nearly 800 customers. On October 5, 2000, at Linux World SAP DB was announced to be made available as Open Source software using the GNU General Public License for the database kernel and the GNU Lesser General Public License for clients and programming interfaces.