[geeks] And the other shoe drops - Oracle to buy Sun
jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Apr 21 02:26:08 CDT 2009
On Apr 21, 2009, at 3:02 AM, Mark Benson wrote:
> On 20 Apr 2009, at 22:08, Bill Bradford wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 03:48:11PM -0400, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>>> For MySQL users, I think there are plenty of forks they could
>>> move to.
>>> That said, I doubt that Oracle will kill MySQL. They probably
>>> want the
>>> support fees that can get from supporting large internet services
>>> will never, ever, ever consider something like Oracle.
>> I think MySQL will become their low-end offering, with paid support
>> available of course!
> Yes, but will it still be free and open-source? If it remains FOSS
> and Oracle invest some of their much-founded database knowledge to
> make it even better then all power to their elbow. if they close it
> up and stick a price label on in then millions of installations (I
> think 11 million at the latest estimate) are gonna be screwed
> practically over night.
If MySQL 7 tries to go closed source, then there are plenty of forks
to choose from, such as Drizzle or Percona. That said, Berkeley DB
is still open source.
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