Kudos to MySQL, they have [http://www.openwin.org/mike/index.php/archives/2006/04/sample-database-has-an-official-name-and-license/ decided to release thier Sakila sample database under a BSD license]. This database is a fairly complete database containing table, views, triggers, and database functions whose purpose is to be used in articles and other instructional guidlines. This is a great choice of license for getting more widespread adoption from the open source community; I know I have been watching it’s progression with much excitment and doing a little nudging of my own to get this as open as possible and they have really come through. There is a copy of an early version available at the [http://pgfoundry.org/projects/dbsamples/ sample databases project]; a 1.0 version release candidate should be available this weekend which I plan to convert to PostgreSQL right away. Again, congrats to Mike Hillyer and the folks at MySQL one this one.