Save MySQL Now!

Hello All,

MySQL is the database running CS-Cart. The most important thing after PHP. Today, the future of MySQL is in danger. Here is why:

[QUOTE]If Oracle buys MySQL as part of Sun, database customers will pay the bill.

In April 2009, Oracle announced that it had agreed to acquire Sun. Since Sun had acquired MySQL the previous year, this would mean that Oracle, the market leader for closed source databases, would get to own MySQL, the most popular open source database.

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Now all we need to save MySQL!

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Lee Li Pop

Not that I consider CNET a paragon of reporting, but this was just posted a few days ago:

[QUOTE]I know that there are many people in the open source community who are concerned about Oracle’s plans for MySQL. They are wrong to worry. Oracle will keep its commitments to invest in MySQL, and help grow the business. Oracle will make MySQL better. Doing so gives Oracle a presence in new markets, and the resources and investment Oracle will make should mean great things for customers, as well as the larger community.


and this:

[QUOTE]Edward Screven, Oracle’s chief corporate architect, will be overseeing all-things-open-source at Oracle, leaving less room for Jacobs but also demonstrating Oracle’s positive intentions for MySQL. Screven reports directly to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and should be a good advocate for MySQL within the company.



Note that the author of the article, Matt Asay, has been a vocal open-source advocate for years who is now the chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux.


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