Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2006 18:42 UTC, submitted by Dubbayoo
Databases Oracle tried to acquire open-source database maker MySQL, an indication of the profound changes the software giant is willing to make as it adapts to the increasingly significant collaborative programming philosophy. MySQL Chief Executive Marten Mickos confirmed the acquisition attempt in an interview at the Open Source Business Conference here but wouldn't provide details such as when the approach was made or how much money Oracle offered.
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MySQL is not ANSI SQL compliance
by Babi Asu on Thu 16th Feb 2006 19:59 UTC
Babi Asu
Member since:
2006-02-11

Rather than buying MySQL, buying PostgreSQL or FireBird is a better move I think. If one used to use Oracle, if he migrates to MySQL, he'll miss many, e.g. sub-select, procedure, etc.

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DevL Member since:
2005-07-06

Thing is Oracle isn't out shopping for a competent DDMS -they already got that. They're out shopping for MySQL's customers one way or the other. If Oracles recent acquisitions would prove to halt MySQLs development, there's always PostgreSQL to fall back as an Open SOurce DBMS.

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fyracle Member since:
2006-02-17

Yes, but it is not possible to buy PostgreSQL or Firebird!!! ;-)
Some competitors have argued that not being owned by a single company is a weakness for Firebird. It is actually it greatest strength.

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