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> Open source but we have to pay licenses for the database if we want to self host.

As Bitwarden states in the core readme (https://github.com/bitwarden/core#requirements) "These dependencies are free to use." And if you lookup the licensing on MSFTs website (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-2017-p...) you can see that the SQL Server Express version is free.

Note: No, I'm not an MSFT employee and not related in any way to the mentioned company. I'm just a (not so regular) human being who first looks up information before posting statements.




I'm not in the Microsoft stack so I have no idea how much SQL Server and SQL Server Express are compatible. I only know they exist.

The README requires SQL Server so I might be excused thinking that it would work only with that software. Nice to know that it does work on the free version too. I googled and looked on MS site and didn't find out if SQL Server Express exists for Linux too, but I'm on my phone right now. I only managed to involuntarily download a .exe :-)


> I googled and looked on MS site and didn't find out if SQL Server Express exists for Linux too, but I'm on my phone right now.

There you go: https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/mssql-server-linux/

:)


Thanks. Same binary for both versions but setting an environment variable makes it switch to Express.


right.


Yes, SQL Server Express is available for Linux.




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