Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Oct 2009 21:38 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Oracle and SUN "Digital civil liberties organization Open Rights Group, Knowledge Ecology International and software developer Richard Stallman tell the EC in a letter that they are concerned about Oracle's possible squashing of competition in the database market by abandoning MySQL."
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Go away .... Stallman ... !
by cade on Sun 25th Oct 2009 11:25 UTC
cade
Member since:
2009-02-28

Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h !
Need to put my thoughts down on this one ....


Dear Mr Stallman,

I have made my bets with OpenSolaris for my software development tasks and I'd rather you not contribute detrimental comments regarding the Oracle-Sun merger.

I want OpenSolaris to increase it's footprint in the computing world and I believe a character like Larry Ellison is what is required.

MySQL has it's freedom, i.e. it's open-source using the GPL and this should make you happy.

However, this does not seem enough.

It appears you believe that the MySQL-related engineers at Sun are very critical in that MySQL may get derailed if Oracle ends up owning Sun and then dumping/controlling these engineers.

Please get off your shining-white-open-source-horse and get a life.

THE GPL IS IN PLACE AND NOW YOUR PRESENCE IS NOT REQUIRED !

WHY HAVE YOU BEEN ON YOUR OPEN-SOURCE CRUSADE FOR ALL THESE YEARS ?

Obviously to make sure the code will still be "free" in case a company tries to dump the code in some proprietary corner, never to be seen again.

Like I said previously,

THE GPL IS IN PLACE AND NOW YOUR PRESENCE IS NOT REQUIRED !


In conclusion, I like OpenSolaris as a development/solutions platform and the last thing I need is an open-source zealot affecting the potential of a fine operating system called OpenSolaris.


Cade Foster


P.S.:
Mr Stallman, I have presumed you have some whizz-bang open-source Internet crawler that is able to find this letter.

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