Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Nov 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by pantheraleo
Oracle and SUN The world hasn't been kind to Sun for quite a while now, but with the economic downturn, things are getting worse. Sun announced today that it will be laying off 18% of its workforce, or about 6000 people. In addition, it was announced that Sun's software chief Rich Green has resigned for reasons that were not stated, although as part of Sun's reorganization and cost cutting efforts, many departments are being merged, and the software division is being restructured and reorganized.
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MySQL and the future?
by centos_user on Sun 16th Nov 2008 21:14 UTC
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2008-11-16

What does this mean to the future of MySQL will SUN stop developing on it and let it go to ruin?

I am concerned because this is really the main db in the open source arena?

Does anyone have any ideas?

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RE: MySQL and the future?
by chekr on Mon 17th Nov 2008 00:04 in reply to "MySQL and the future?"
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2005-11-05

The MySQL business generates revenue and is a growth business - I very much doubt Sun will let it languish. The worst that could happen is the business is sold on...

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RE[2]: MySQL and the future?
by centos_user on Mon 17th Nov 2008 03:13 in reply to "RE: MySQL and the future?"
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2008-11-16

I find it most aggravating of how a public traded company buys out the 'open source' software and exploits it to where nothing is left and it is left a distant memory.

***In my opinion the entire stock market is a fraud, there no need for it and most of the time the CEO's bleed the company dry then get paid MILLIONS to leave. The economy would function in a better premise if companies were independently owned and held accountable for mis-use of funds, to throwing money down a rat hole for Corporate jets, exclusive getaway vacations and wasted money on lavish corporate suites with gourmet chefs. Just my rant on it, SUN if owned by an individual would be taking things in a different light than money flowing in based off what a stock market trader said.

I HOPE they do not sell off MySQL or tank it I will be very disappointed.

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RE: MySQL and the future?
by sbergman27 on Mon 17th Nov 2008 04:39 in reply to "MySQL and the future?"
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2005-07-24

I am concerned because this is really the main db in the open source arena?

I can't say I'd be completely disappointed if it did lose some of its mind-share. MySQL blows chunks compared to a couple of other FOSS RDBMS offerings. I've always been uncomfortable with having an inferior product as our FOSS DB poster child when our best and most feature-complete options should be getting the lime-light.

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RE[2]: MySQL and the future?
by Soulbender on Mon 17th Nov 2008 07:35 in reply to "RE: MySQL and the future?"
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2005-08-18

What, you don't believe that table locks is a sufficient substitute for atomic transactions?

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