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MySQL to become a SUN product

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:59 pm
by DrewJensen

Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:12 am
by ccornell
Interesting eh? It is going to take a while to get the whole thing finalized.. but in the end... hmmm :-)

Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:33 pm
by DrewJensen
In a way it is a home coming - MySQL started as a Solaris only RDBMS way back when.

Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:26 am
by yorick
I wonder where this will leave HSQL, looking like MySQL-Lite perhaps. We live in interesting times, it is true.

Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:32 pm
by megrisoft
I hope it will remain free and open source!

Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:46 pm
by ccornell
megrisoft wrote:I hope it will remain free and open source!

Why wouldn't it? I don't understand why everyone thinks Sun will pull MySQL out of the open source arena. The source is out there in the wild and protected by the GPL, and Sun fully supports the GPL and the philosophy behind it.
Sun's business is all about open source.

Please read here: http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/in_a_vortex ... as the CEO states
Jonathan's Blog wrote:Will you change MySQL's choice of license (the GPL)?
No. As you can see with Java, and with Glassfish (and NetBeans and OpenOffice), we're huge supporters of the GPL.

Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:54 pm
by saphil
Isn't it funny how people (at least a few) want to paint Sun with MS colours? I would be scared-er of Oracle getting MySQL (presuming it was possible. Does anybody remember PeopleSoft? :geek:

Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:33 am
by kingfisher
In a few years' time, we may be asking "Does anybody remember MySql". :o

Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:57 am
by TerryE
In a few years' time, we may be asking "Does anybody remember Microsoft". :o

Re: MySQL to become a SUN product

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:30 am
by kingfisher
OK. Your hypothesis trumps my hypothesis.