At 08:31 AM 4/20/2009, you wrote:
>Only time will tell what will happen, but I have read a few articles
>saying Oracle had been interested specifically in buying MySQL from
>Sun as it gives them an open source DB offering (which they dont have
>now right?), and that brings with it contact with potential customers
>for support or non-free solutions etc... However that was from the
>internet press so its all just rumours and supositions ;)
>Quoting Krishna Chandra Prajapati <prajapatikc@stripped>:
>>Whats the future of 'MySQL' under Oracle ?
A lot depends on whether MySQL can make money for Oracle and not encroach
on their Oracle sales. Will they continue developing MySQL cluster as open
source? I hope so. But I worry about the fact that they have competing
products and they could fork MySQL into open source (community supported)
and their own maintained MySQL version like Borland did with Interbase and
Firebird. I think IBM would have been a much better partner than Oracle.