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 402757
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[7]: waste of time and money
by Soulbender on Wed 6th Jan 2010 08:24 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: waste of time and money"
Member since:

A lot of people say this, but I don't buy it

You should. There's a difference between having extensions and creating incompatibilities in the standard syntax.

The reason it is so popular is because most people just need a place to persist data that can be backed up easily, and don't really care about ACID properties that are the real selling point of using an RDBMS in the first place.

True that. For most applications mysql is just used a glorified flat-file storage.

Reply Parent Score: 2