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From "Yahoo" <>
Subject RE: [Offtopic] InstantDB to be Open Source!
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2000 21:05:13 GMT

Cool. Anyone worked with hSQL and have opinions of it's use as
compared to InstantDB?


|--- Original Message ---
|From: "Robin Green" <>
|Date: 4/20/00 7:24:13 PM

|I know this is offtopic, but it must be quite common to use
a database with 
|Cocoon, so I thought people would be interested in this news:
|I just went to today to routinely read
the manual, 
|and was redirected to this:
|InstantDB has been bought by Lutris (sponsors of Enhydra) and
they are 
|promising to make it open source. As far as I know it will be
the world's 
|only open source, pure Java, production-quality (i.e. not alpha
or beta) 
|RDBMS publicly available. This is excellent news! The license
will be an 
|so as far as I can see (IANAL) it will even allow certain kinds
|proprietary derived works (like the Apache Software Foundation
|unlike the GPL).
|Oracle won't be trembling in their boots _just_ yet - InstantDB
just isn't 
|in the same class. Not yet, anyway... but who knows what the
future might 
|hold? ;)
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