[DB-SIG] Opinion License mxODBC-Module

Matthias Kirst matt@clondiag.com
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 11:33:26 +0100

I have the following understandings of Python and databases:

- Python is free even for commercial use
- Database connectivity is one of the key features
- ODBC is one of the standards for connecting to a database under

But :

- mxODBC , the quasi-standard ODBC - module has a commercial developer
license which costs almost 1500 US$

What will happen to Python when all of the other modules like pyXML will
switch to this licensing model ??!!
Using Python for commercial projects will cost thousands of dollars from
the start up.
That taking into account Microsoft with its Visual Studio will
definitely make the race.