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: Yawn
by 0brad0 on Tue 5th Jan 2010 02:08 UTC in reply to "Yawn"
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So Monty cashed out but now doesn't like the new buyer?

He could take his millions and create a new fork instead of calling 1800NANNYEU.

He already explained why a fork is not good enough and it is true.

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RE[2]: Yawn
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Jan 2010 02:45 in reply to "RE: Yawn"
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He already explained why a fork is not good enough and it is true.

Thanks for summarizing his position for us.

He could spend millions on a fork, millions more to improve it, millions on marketing, even a few million more to fund a distro that is optimized for it. The guy is loaded with cash.

There's really nothing worse than a whiney millionaire.

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RE[2]: Yawn
by dpatch on Tue 5th Jan 2010 05:42 in reply to "RE: Yawn"
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Edited 2010-01-05 05:43 UTC

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