Oracle to start charging for MySQL - Standard edition @ 2000 USD

MySQL Editions

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    MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. Whether you are a fast growing web property, technology ISV or large enterprise, MySQL can cost-effectively help you deliver high performance, scalable database applications.
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    MySQL is available in multiple editions to meet your business and technical requirements:
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      <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/">MySQL Enterprise Edition</a>
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      <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/classic/">MySQL Classic Edition</a>
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      <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/standard/">MySQL Standard Edition</a>
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      <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/cluster/">MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition</a>
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        <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/classic/">MySQL Classic Edition</a>
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        <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/standard/">MySQL Standard Edition</a>
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        <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/">MySQL Enterprise Edition</a>
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        <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/cluster/">MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition</a>
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        Annual Subscription<sup>2,3,4,5,6</sup><br /><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 90%;">/1-4 Socket Server /Year</span>
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        USD 2,000
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        USD 5,000
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        USD 10,000
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        Features
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        <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/database/">MySQL Database</a>
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        <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/connector/">MySQL Connectors</a>
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        <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/replication.html">MySQL Replication</a>
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        <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/partitioning.html">MySQL Partitioning</a>
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        <strong><a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/workbench/">MySQL Workbench SE</a></strong><sup>1</sup>
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        Storage Engine: MyISAM
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        Storage Engine: InnoDB
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        <strong><a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/monitor.html">MySQL Enterprise Monitor</a></strong><sup>1</sup>
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        <strong><a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/backup.html">MySQL Enterprise Backup</a></strong><sup>1</sup>
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        <strong><a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/cluster/mcm/">MySQL Cluster Manager</a></strong><sup>1</sup>
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        <a href="http://www.mysql.com/products/cluster/">MySQL Cluster Geo-Replication</a>
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  Oracle has started charging a fees for most editions of the once free and open source MySQL server. Wonder what effect it'll have on startups that chose MySQL just because of the cost advantage.
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