Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jan 2010 22:41 UTC
Databases A petition launched in December by MySQL creator Michael 'Monty' Widenius to 'save' the open-source database from Oracle has quickly gained momentum, collecting nearly 17,000 signatures. Widenius on Monday submitted an initial batch of 14,174 signatures to the European Commission, which is conducting an antitrust review of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems, MySQL's current owner. The petition calls for authorities to block the merger unless Oracle agrees to one of three "solutions", including spinning off MySQL to a third party and releasing all past versions and subsequent editions for the next three years under the Apache 2.0 open-source license.
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Where do I sign
by chekr on Tue 5th Jan 2010 08:23 UTC
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Where can I sign the petition in favour of getting this thing done? (Oracle buy Sun including MySQL) If Monty had wanted a balanced survey he would have included this option in hi survey. He did not.

Monty is doing this in his own self interest.

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