Here it is raining a lot (winter is coming soon)
What about there?
> Ok well my concerns are that the Idea it self is not protected.Currently> any other company can claim rights for it. The idea is to patent theIdeahave> to > protect t from other companies claiming it as their idea.
Well, you're right. It could be very bad if we work on it, and other ones say it belong them. However, I don't know exactly how it works about international pattents. Do you know? Of course, if it works well, we'llto register it in name of both Fabricio Mota and Peter Volk.
Tell me more about these points, if you know.
Well I don't know. Here in Dresden we have an office of the pattant office and I'll see that I can get in touch with them next week. Also there are several offices in the collage that will support students in these type of questions. I'll see that I can get an apointment.
> Also the question is starting to arise how we will hand this project> to MySQL. My suggestion would be the following: > > MySQL has two versions a community edition and a Network edition. The > community edition is free of use but prohibit the users to resell it > bundled > with another product. The network edition allows the license taker to > resell > it and also the network edition includes support from MySQL.
Yes, I think the intuitive way is to go through the same way MySQL already
> We could adopt this idea. We would provide MySQL with full rights for > their > community edition. If they want to include the engine into the network > edition we would have to sell them the appropriate rights and an annual > fee for support. > > What do you think?
That's a point we could think better along the development way. Of course,
it includes to mantain a enterprise structure, and I still don't know how
much it may cost to us, what the essencial requirements to maintain, etc.
Yes I agree that this should be thought about further down the road. I just
whanted to tell you about the idea.