In a desperate last gasp bid to stop Oracle buying Sun Microsystems and its precious MySQL kit and kaboodle, the database's co-creator - Michael Monty Widenius - has launched a campaign to "help keep the internet free."
Sadly for Monty, the web campaign isn't exactly pulling in the crowds right now, however. At time of writing, just 86 people had signed the "Save MySQL" petition 24 hours since it was launched.
Ed. note: Total number of confirmed sign-ups as of 12/29/09: 691
The article continues at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/29/save_mysql_campaign/