December 4, 2009

Will Sun Pull MySQL's Teeth?

Article Source InformationWeek's Open Source Weblog
December 4, 2009, 6:33 am

That's the feeling former MySQL shareholder and strategy adviser (and prime mover) Florian Muller has aboutOracle (NSDQ: ORCL)'s new peace offering to the European Union over MySQL. It isn't about giving MySQL real autonomy, but putting it in a whole new cage.

The laurel branch in question (as described here in the NY Post) involves "creat[ing] a separate entity within a combined Oracle-Sun that houses Sun's MySQL open database software business". This way MySQL could be that much more its own animal without actually being spun off into a full-blown competitor...

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