On Monday 20 April 2009 02:44:27 pm ken wrote:
> Given that MySQL is a competitor of Oracle and that Oracle will almost
> certainly let MySQL die, this sale should be prohibited by federal statute.
> > Sun and Oracle today announced a definitive agreement for Oracle to
> > acquire Sun for $9.50 per share in cash. The Sun Board of Directors has
> > unanimously approved the transaction. It is anticipated to close this
> > summer.
> > http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/media/presskits/2009-0420/index.jsp
But we can take the source and keep it alive, so Oracle can't kill MySQL.
And as others have pointed out, MySQL targets a different market then Oracle.
Who is going to buy a Oracle licence for their Wordpress blog? MySQL also
directly competes with MS-SQL, and rumor has it that Larry hates Bill, so why
would he lessen the competition on him?