Many open-sourcers back an Oracle takeover of MySQL

Wednesday Oct 28th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Claim critics like Widenius, Stallman spread unfounded fears about MySQL's future.

[From Computerworld]

A number of influential members of the open-source community are raising their voices about Oracle Corp.'s pending takeover of the open source MySQL database. Surprisingly, many are not opposing the shift in MySQL ownership that would come with the close of Oracle's $7.4 billion deal to acquire current owner Sun Microsystems Inc., contending that it would not wound the open source database.

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