Unix vendor SCO Group Inc has entered into a joint development agreement with MySQL AB that will see a new version of MySQL’s open source database product delivered for SCO’s recently released OpenServer 6.
Uppsala, Sweden-based MySQL will work with SCO to deliver the much-anticipated version 5.0 of its database management system for OpenServer, and indicates that at least one open source company is interested in working with the litigious Unix vendor.
While Lindon, Utah-based SCO’s legal claims against the open source Linux operating system are still ongoing, the company has softened its antipathy towards open source in general, and OpenServer 6 features a number of open source technologies. As well as the Samba 3 file server, the Apache 1.3.33 Web server, and the PostgreSQL database, OpenServer 6 launched in June with the inclusion of the current 4.1 version of the MySQL database.
That is set to be updated via the new development agreement, bringing some significant new database technologies to OpenServer, including include support for stored procedures, triggers, and views.
MySQL 5.0 has been in development for over a year and will be a significant step forward for the open source database company, making its technology more suitable for existing enterprise applications.
Through the new agreement, the two companies will work together on joint marketing, sales, training, business development, and support programs, while SCO will also include a trial subscription to the MySQL Network support and update service through its reseller channel.
A version of MySQL 5.0 for SCO Open Server 6 is expected to be delivered later this year.