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: waste of time and money
by 0brad0 on Tue 5th Jan 2010 01:37 UTC in reply to "waste of time and money"
0brad0
Member since:
2007-05-05

This is a waste of time and money from EU.
I'm really looking forward to everybody panicking and moving to PostgreSQL and FirebirdSQL.


I'll consider it when Postgres has as good 3rd party software support. I've come across too many applications that have no Postgres support, broken support or considerably inferior support.

The application dictates the db used, not the other way around.

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RE[2]: waste of time and money
by jessta on Tue 5th Jan 2010 11:22 in reply to "RE: waste of time and money"
jessta Member since:
2005-08-17


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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computeruser Member since:
2009-07-21

If your application needs to store data, it really shouldn't care how it's stored.

I used to hear this argument a lot back when MySQL had much less features than it does today, and it was wrong back then.
Most relational database systems are much more than simple data stores. And applications should care about how data is stored if they want efficient performance from a relational database.

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