But now we have a new story emerging from an independent source of news on the Oracle-Sun merger.
One more week won’t change the fact that MySQL competes fiercely with Oracle’s database products including its flagship ‘11g’ across all major market segments.What does this mean besides a few more months of uncertainty for people at Sun/MySQL? Do they compete for customers? Or do they compete based on technology? We can only guess as the report is not public. I am sure it is a great document, at least that is what I have been told.
Can we get this done and return our focus to the roadmap for 5.4, 6.0 and the MySQL User Conference? I would much rather bicker about who doesn't get to present at the conference, the rate at which community patches are accepted and my inability to republish an edited version of MySQL docs. MySQL would otherwise be on a roll right now with the progress they have made on 5.1 (it is a great release) and with work in progress for future releases.
Wow, maybe the GPL means something. Eben Moglen finds factual errors in the still-secret statement of objections.