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From:Martijn Tonies Date:April 22 2009 6:29am
Subject:Re: Oracle , what else ?
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>>It will great if the MYSQL guys were to buy mysql from Oracle for half the
>>price that Sun paid.
>
> Yeah, I'm sure Widenous is writing a check as we speak. <rofl> He is busy 
> working on Maria, a stripped down branch of MySQL.
> http://monty-says.blogspot.com/2008/01/maria-engine-is-released.html
>
>>They would come out making lots of money and back controlling their own
>>destiny.
>
> Anyone can have control of the MySQL code because it is GPL. The only 
> thing stopping them is time and $$$ to organize another company, maybe 
> call it MySQL CD??

The "MySQL" name is not free though, it's owned by MySQL AB (or Sun
nowadays).

So even if a fork happens, it cannot take the mysql name, having to rename
tools/filenames in order to work. And after that, it has to "stick" with the
community public.


With regards,

Martijn Tonies
Upscene Productions
http://www.upscene.com

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