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



On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 9:04 AM, Anne Wilson <annew kde org> wrote:
> 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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I thought since it is open source ... other peoples codes are in there
and should remain free... since they (oracle) have support the
community in the past I am sure they would not want to go against the
open source community.
So my thoughts is it would remain free...

Oluwagbenga


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