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[2]: Meh
by nt_jerkface on Tue 5th Jan 2010 21:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh"
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What are market regulation laws for?

To ensure competition, for which there is plenty in the database market.

They don't exist to make sure your favorite open source project is adequately funded and developed in a manner that you find fitting.

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