When will Oracle rub up the folk who contribute to MySQL the wrong way? That's the only open source project left, which Oracle inherited as part of its deal with Sun and has yet to antagonise.
on 09/29/2010 – Made popular on 09/29/2010
If you think Oracle's only goal when it gained control of MySQL was to undermine it, Oracle has a message for you: Get over it. Speaking at the annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Monday, Oracle chief corporate architect Edward Screven said there was never any question of the database giant mothballing MySQL.
Oracle's proprietary posture may have soiled the welcome mat and vilified its good standing in the FOSS community as CEO Larry Ellison pushes the balance point between servicing his customers and nickel-and-diming them to turn a higher profit.