Linked by snydeq on Thu 21st May 2009 22:55 UTC
Databases Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister questions the effect recent developments in the MySQL community will have on MySQL's future in the wake of Oracle's acquisition of Sun. Even before Oracle announced its buyout, there were signs of strain within the MySQL community, with key MySQL employees exiting and forks of the MySQL codebase arising, including Widenius' MariaDB.
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RE: how popular are they really?
by strcpy on Fri 22nd May 2009 09:32 UTC in reply to "how popular are they really?"
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In some way I agree with you.

As much as I respect Monty as a developer, I think his somewhat obscure actions in the past couple of years have just degenerated the product -- or perhaps more importantly, devalued the good brand that MySQL had in certain segments of the database market.

Technically MySQL was never that good in my opinion. These numerous forking actions will just push people towards PostgreSQL and other alternatives, I think.

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