In May 2003, SAP concluded a cooperation agreement with MySQL AB. The contract stipulates that, as of database version 7.5, the SAP DB database shall be delivered under the name MaxDB.
MaxDB 7.5 is the result of the continuing development of the SAP DB source code. The MaxDB software 7.5 can be used as a direct upgrade for previous SAP DB versions as of 7.2.04. As per the releases for SAP applications, this also applies to SAP DB databases in SAP installations.
For SAP customers, nothing changes as a result of this contract. Open source users can get more information about the changed license terms from the following address: