We are interested in migrating from MSDE2000 to MaxDB, used as an embedded database. Our application is a shrinkwrapped server-side application, including all its dependencies (database, JRE, web server, everything) into a single .exe. Our customers can install our app on a new server in few minutes without worrying about other dependencies or internals.
The problem is that MaxDB setup (maxdb-all-win-32bit-i386-7_7.exe ) is 150 MB and includes everything, from db to drivers. We could try including only the database kernel (sdbkern.tgz, sdbbas.tgz), but I am afraid the license requires the software to be distributed only complete:
"i) you distribute the Software Product complete and unmodified "
This is really a showstopper for us to use this as an embedded database. MSDE2000 has about 30 MB, Postgres can be trimmed to 15 MB, FIrebird about 8 MB.
Ideally the license would be ammended to allow us fine grain control, file-by-file over what is included, as to have an optimized setup with minimum size.
I feel this is only a licensing oversight, should be easy to fix. Simply remove the "complete" word.