Subject: Re: SAP DB to be open sourced
From: David Fetter <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 10:22:58 -0800 (PST)

Ian Lance Taylor wrote:

> SAP is releasing their database under the GPL.  They expect to
> release the sources in April 2001.


It may even not be as bad as MySQL is today (although "not as bad as
MySQL" is about as faint as praise gets).  There's an excellent reason
why almost nobody who uses SAP uses their RDBMS with it.  The reason
is that SAP's RDBMS is atrocious.

D (yet another dead, stinking product shoved out the door with its
source code)
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