Sun Microsystems and the MySQL Community

Oracle continues to work on acquiring Sun Microsystems. The MySQL community has some opposition to this move. The complaints are led by the creator of MySQL. He sold out his share to Sun. But he thinks Oracle will work to dismantle the MySQL database in order to increase their profit share.

The European Commission is still debating whether to block the acquisition. Many current Oracle customers have written to the EU to encourage the approval of the merger. MySQL can fork a copy of the code because the project is open source.

Oracle promises to spend money on MySQL development. It also is committed to not forcing customers to pay for a support contract for MySQL. The MySQL creator says he saw that Oracle bought out InnoDB before, and the project development became stagnant.