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MySQL:- MySQL is an open source DBMS (Database Management System), Its name is a combination of "My", the name of co-founder Michael Widenius's daughter, and "SQL", the abbreviation for Structured Query Language. My is the daughter’s name of the MySQL’s co-founder, Monty Widenius. Which is developed and distributed by Oracle Corporation. 

MySQL can run on various platforms, such as Windows, Linux etc. It can be used to develop a different type of applications but it is mainly used for developing web applications.

MySQL uses GPL (GNU General Public License) license so that anyone can download and install it for developing those applications which will be published or distributed freely. But if a user wants to develop any commercial application using MySQL then he/she will need to buy the commercial version of MySQL.

MySQL is pretty easy to master in comparison with other database software like Oracle Database, or Microsoft SQL Server.

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