Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source

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In 1999, music industry revenue in the United States peaked at $14.6 billion (all numbers are from the RIAA). It is important to be precise, though, about what was being sold: $12.8 billion was from the sale of CDs $1.1 billion was from the sale of cassettes $378 million was from the sale of music…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers MongoDB switches up its open source license

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers MongoDB switches up its open source license

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MongoDB is a bit miffed that some cloud providers — especially in Asia — are taking its open-source code and offering a hosted commercial version of its database to their users without playing by the open-source rules. To combat this, MongoDB today announced it has issued a new software license, the Server Side Public License…