[FoRK] Open-Source Communities and ERP-Software?
Kenneth.Meltsner at ca.com
Mon Jun 14 13:02:10 PDT 2004
PostgreSQL isn't the only "real" open source DB out there.
Don't forget SAP DB (free, spun out of SAP) and the upcoming Ingres*
* Yes, I work for CA. Regardless of employment, it's a pretty good DB,
includes replication, distributed tables, Windows support, ODBC/JDBC
support, etc. Also, full/duplicate transaction logs, multiple table
types, decent reporting/admin tools, etc. There are also new
capabilities based on GPL'd code from Oracle and IBM as well, at least
[excerpt from: http://www3.ca.com/Files/FAQs/ingres_opensource_faq.pdf ]
Q. Which components of Ingres are being contributed to open source?
A. CA will be contributing the Ingres database management system; its
administration tools; language precompilers; character-based querying,
reporting and application
development tools; the connectivity components (including ODBC and JDBC
connectivity); the Ingres
distributed database components; Ingres(r) Replicator; the web
deployment option; and transaction
Q. How do contributors provide changes back to the Ingres community?
A. Contributors will submit their changes to CA through the source code
control system. Once reviewed
and approved by the project owner, the change will be targeted for a
particular Ingres build, and the
contributor will be informed of its targeted inclusion.
Q. Where will the source, build procedures and test suites be located
A. The Ingres source will be available through ca.com/opensource/.
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