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.
Permalink for comment 402533
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by Kebabbert on Tue 5th Jan 2010 10:30 UTC
Member since:

I know it is hard to let one's baby go. But he has sold MySQL. It is not longer his. If he breaks up with his girl friend, he is in no position to assert influence over his former girl friend?

Monty, you have sold MySQL. Let it go? It is no longer yours.

Reply Score: 3