MaxDB 7.7 no longer under GPL
SAP has announced that the coming version 7.7 of MaxDB will not be released as open source. SAP once again responsible since last October for development and distribution of MaxDB, following the database's s interlude with MySQL AB. Under the heading, "What is the relationship of MaxDB and SAPDB and open source?", the MaxDB FAQ at SAP, states that versions 7.5 and 7.6 have been open source for years and that they will stay that way. But SAP will not release as open source the coming version 7.7, which will contain a number of innovations.