Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Apr 2009 11:53 UTC, submitted by tsedlmeyer
Oracle and SUN We've been debating the merits of a possible IBM-Sun deal for a while now, and even Sun itself seemed to be in the dark as to if it would be a good idea to be bought by IBM. These debates are now all moot: in a surprise move (at least, I didn't see any speculation about it) Oracle has bought Sun Microsystems, at USD 9.50 a share, which equates to a total of 7.4 billion USD. The news got out through a press release.
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RE: What about mysql?
by boblowski on Mon 20th Apr 2009 15:45 UTC in reply to "What about mysql?"
boblowski
Member since:
2007-07-23

MySQL is gpl it won't go bye bye, but there is definitely a conflict here.


For Sun MySQL as a product had a business value. Even though they did not make much/any money from it, it had a tactical place in Sun's offerings and as such could count on Sun's investment and support. For Oracle MySQL is nothing more than a competitor turned into bait for a real sell. (Even 11g 'Express Edition' is hardly a light weight entry level database. It's more like a neutered version of the real thing. Still as top heavy, just less powerfull.)

Seriously, I feel an 'OpenMySQL' fork on its way...

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RE[2]: What about mysql?
by DeadFishMan on Mon 20th Apr 2009 16:24 in reply to "RE: What about mysql?"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

Seriously, I feel an 'OpenMySQL' fork on its way...


You mean something like MariaDB, which has been started by the lead developer of MySQL and a co-founder of MySQL AB due mostly to his disagreement with the disastrous way that Sun has been driving the latest release of MySQL and that led the said developer to terminate his relationship with Sun Microsystems? ;)

http://askmonty.org/wiki/index.php/MariaDB

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RE[3]: What about mysql?
by boblowski on Mon 20th Apr 2009 16:43 in reply to "RE[2]: What about mysql?"
boblowski Member since:
2007-07-23


Thanks, interesting read! Must spend more time keeping up with those things :-)

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RE[3]: What about mysql?
by AxiomShell on Mon 20th Apr 2009 18:37 in reply to "RE[2]: What about mysql?"
AxiomShell Member since:
2006-01-16

Or even Drizzle (https://launchpad.net/drizzle).

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