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



On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Max Pyziur <pyz brama com> wrote:
> APRIL 22, 2009 Fate of Sun's Software Is Uncertain
> Deal Gives Oracle Control of 'Open Source' Projects, MySQL Database
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124035244246940627.html
>
> (subs. required)
>
> Some graphs:
> '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."
>
> ...'
>
> fyi,
>
> MP
> pyz brama com

Aren't we glad that MySQL is not hardware dependent?
The Open Source community will not be ruled by Oracle's  wishes.

~af


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