Oracle to purchase Sun Microsystems?
kenneth at k.ttak.org
Sun May 17 23:26:44 MDT 2009
On 5/17/2009 9:42 PM, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> Wow, you're pretty late to the game.
Yeah, I noticed the announcement was about 28 days ago, but I didn't
notice anything in the PLUG archives, so I was hoping that I wasn't the
only one who missed the announcement.
> A lot of hot air was produced by "analysts" predicting what would
> happen. If you need to warm your hands over a little infotainment, I
> recommend searching the archive of your favorite tech reporter/blogger.
> If you're looking for actual information, the truth is nobody knows how
> this will play out.
What I was hoping to hear is there is some sort of "written" agreement
that protects MySQL from being turned proprietary only. Last time I
checked MySQL was under a dual license (one community open source based,
the other commercial), and I am hoping Oracle does not have the power to
turn it commercial only. Or even worse, buy it, kill it, so Oracle
database can stand alone.
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