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



On Thursday 23 April 2009 22:33:20 Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Max Pyziur wrote:
> > "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."
>
> If Oracle thinks that their $7 billion is going to killing MySQL, they
> are sorely mistaken.  Companies come and go.  FOSS endures, and so will
> MySQL.
>
So if I were in their shoes I'd want to make some money out of it.  Oops - 
isn't that what they are planning?

Anne
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