Which fees would those be then?

Sybase releases free database for Linux | CNET News.com
: "Jacobson said there are issues surrounding open-source databases that will draw customers toward Sybase's free database.

'ASE offers various enterprise features, such as high availability, security and replication. There are also licensing issues--if businesses want to resell open-source software with a GPL license, then they have to pay fees. With ASE, the license is free.'"

Why do journalists not probe beyond these statements?

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