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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RE[2]: waste of time and money
by jessta on Tue 5th Jan 2010 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE: waste of time and money"
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The application dictates the db used, not the other way around.

That sentence show exactly what is wrong with the software industry. If your application needs to store data, it really shouldn't care how it's stored.

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