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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gadget00
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2007-02-16

I was supporting him in his 'crusade', because I didn't knew about his 'dual-license' of all the MySQL code contributed, so he could use them for his own enterprise version.

Now that he SOLD MySQL(1 billion!!), he just realized that his company will dive rock bottom if he can't borrow some other's code contributions and make money out of them?

Please...you already took the money and ran away.

Don't tell us now you 'care about the users'...(EPIC)FAIL.

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