mysql subscription

Hi,

I have few questions about MySQL subscriptions. IF you guys can answer me that would be a great...

How MySQL Enterprise/Standard/classic editions works in terms of licensing?
I want to download MySQL Standard Edition but I dont seem to have a software for Standard Edition but I do found it for Enterprise Edition.

So I grabbed it and installed it on my RHEL 6 server though (the rpms are ending with rhel5 in it)... Its now up and running fine and none of the windows or section prompted me to enter the subscription...

Do I need the subscription in case I want to upgrade or get some support from MySQL?

Please give some knowledge on it

thanks
luser9999Asked:
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raysonleeCommented:
You can find a list of features that are available in various Editions from here  http://www.mysql.com/products/
To use the commercial editions, you pay for annual subscription fee which include product updates and support services.
If you use the community edition, you can use it free of charge under GPL license. However support can only be obtained from the community forum and there is no service level agreement. New product updates can be downloaded from the community edition area http://www.mysql.com/products/community/.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Here is the licensing page: http://www.mysql.com/about/legal/licensing/index.html  with info about the services provided with the license.
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luser9999Author Commented:
So If I can understand correctly that MySQL enterprise licensing works as same as the licensing of Red Hat Linux (of course some features will be added for each of these MySQL editions)  which means I am free to download and install MySQL enterprise server and in case If I run into some issues or need an assistance from MySQL then I should purchase some subscription.. right?

Basically we need MySQL standard edition which comes with support for replication. Since I do not find standard edition software I had to download and install enterprise edition so that I can use replication feature... Hope I am correct?  IF not, can someone please elaborate or explain me in layman's terms..
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raysonleeCommented:
The Community Edition does support Replication. I won't use Enterprise version without paying for subscription. The community edition works perfectly for me. Why bother?
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luser9999Author Commented:
Thanks. It's our client requirement to have a commercial version of MySQL to be installed.
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