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WSJ on Oracle's purchase of Sun and consequences for MySQL

APRIL 22, 2009 Fate of Sun's Software Is Uncertain
Deal Gives Oracle Control of 'Open Source' Projects, MySQL Database

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'Some people who rely on MySQL and other "open source" products worry
about how Oracle will handle the programs it acquires along with Sun. The
programs are called open source because anyone can access or change the
computer code that make them work.

"This is a monster step backward for those of us who are committed to
sustaining open source," said Lev Gonick, chief information officer at
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, who uses database software
from Oracle as well as MySQL. "I have no doubt that this is an attempt to
kill the competition."



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