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MySQL enters Unix pact with SCO

The two will work on joint certification, marketing, sales and training for a version of the database for new OpenServer 6.

The SCO Group, which launched a high-profile attack against Linux, has signed a partnership with open-source database seller MySQL, the companies said Friday. SCO and MySQL will work on joint certification, marketing, sales, training and business development work for a version of the database for SCO's new OpenServer 6 version of Unix. The version will be available by the end of the year.

SCO, whose lawyers once derided the General Public License (GPL) as unconstitutional in the company's legal attack on Linux, has nonetheless distributed several open-source programs covered by the GPL. MySQL is released as an open-source project under that license.