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From:Ron Jamison Date:March 26 2002 7:02am
Subject:RE: Impact of Free ORACLE
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To answer your question I don't think the fabled price slash of Oracle
will have any impact on MySQL or its community.  Surely you can
understand that since this is a mailing list, any posts of such
titillating rumors will get a large response.

I'd also like to add that after having used MySQL for two years and
corresponding with the very helpful people behind MySQL AB, I'd be hard
pressed to find a better, more stable database with the wonderful
support that comes from the whole community.  Oracle will continue to be
slowly abandoned as the decision makers choose open source and low (no)
cost over proprietary and stupendous costs.  Larry has enough cash to
hold him over for the rest of his life, but even so I'm sure he could
get his hands in the mix with the soon to be developing third world
corporations who will need ways to manage their livestock.  I for one
will be glad to see those inflated price tags go.  THBBTHT!

-----Original Message-----
From: MadProfessor [mailto:madprofessor@stripped] 
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 8:11 PM
To: jwubbel@stripped; 'Charles McGrotty'
Cc: mysql@stripped
Subject: RE: Impact of Free ORACLE

Ok, Ok, KIDZ, I get it. I had just heard from a rather reliable pair of
sources that the oracle system was free, so I thought I'd ask you cats
if you had any thoughts.... Now I get endless buillshit sarcasm, instead
of the simple 1 or 2 people pointing out that I'm wrong. The rest of you
guys who thought you were being original by giving me shit as if we were
on slashdot need to realize there's no call for all that. I was trying
to find out more about how everyone felt. I still run MySQL on my
servers, and while I was interested in how Oracle works, I wasn't about
to switch, so don't feel like you need to be questioning my geekiness,
nor my interest in free software or open source. End fucking rant, have
a nice day.

VJ MadProfessor

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