Is this what I want?

Bob Kline bkline at
Wed Jul 19 09:32:27 EDT 2000

On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Tim Uckun wrote:

> Hello.
> I am wondering if you think freetds is suitable for a mission
> critical type of a web site. 

Same answer you'll get for many open-source projects.  You have the
disadvantage that there's no company guaranteeing the software and with
the economic incentive to enhance it.  You have the advantage of access
to the source code.  For many, this advantage outweighs the lack of a
vendor, and as you probably are aware, vendors are not always an
unalloyed blessing.  For freetds, however, there's an extra twist to
consider, in that the project works without benefit of full access to
the specification it's implementing.

I would suggest you do some prototyping and stress-testing to make your
own determination as to the suitability of the software.

Bob Kline
mailto:bkline at

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