Oracle to purchase Sun Microsystems?
sjansen at buscaluz.org
Sun May 17 23:38:25 MDT 2009
On Sun, 2009-05-17 at 23:26 -0600, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> 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.
The code is GPL. Trademark may require a new name, but the code can be
forked if necessary. This topic has also been beaten to death online.
Here's one of the more recent commentaries:
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