[Ilugc] Fate of MySQL, the fate of Open Source?
thescriptdevil at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 14:23:44 IST 2009
On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 1:04 PM, Common Man
<kilpauk.kandaswamy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Oracle acquisition of Sun !
We were discussing this on #opensolaris the day Sun was acquired. The
general feel was that MySQL will actually do better since it is in the
hands of real DB experts. Also, what is GPL will remain GPL. So all they
can do (at their evilest) is to stop contributing to the code. Also,
they might project MySQL as a lighter-small business product and Oracle
DB as an enterprise product and say "If you want more, try the real tried
and tested DB solution -> Oracle DB"
Also OpenOffice, JBoss, Java, Virtualbox, Glassfish and Netbeans are safe.
But again one person stated that Mysql was likely to be jettisoned. The
state of OpenSolaris is unknown, but it was said to have been mentioned
once. Solaris is safe though.
If all fails and MySQL dies, it is time to shift to the more
Ashok `ScriptDevil` Gautham
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