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[News] Free Software Databases Battle Not Over in Europe

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Databases Battle Not Over in Europe
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 03:46:03 +0000
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Monty launches last-ditch bid to block Oracle deal 

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| MySQL co-creator Michael "Monty" Widenius has 
| launched a web campaign to try and prevent 
| Oracle from gaining ownership of the open 
| source database which is part of the 
| properties it acquired along with Sun 
| Microsystems in April.


Monty launches frantic 'save MySQL' web campaign

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| In a desperate last gasp bid to stop Oracle 
| buying Sun Microsystems and its precious MySQL 
| kit and kaboodle, the database's co-creator - 
| Michael âMontyâ Widenius - has launched a 
| campaign to "help keep the internet free."


The Quandary over Open Source Support

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| If youâre like a lot of IT organizations, 
| youâve got servers from Hewlett-Packard, 
| routers from Cisco, operating systems from Red 
| Hat and Microsoft â and you may even have 
| Solaris from Sun somewhere. For good measure 
| letâs throw in a few databases from MySQL that 
| occasionally take a virtual table or two from 
| your SQL Server farms â and letâs not forget 
| to mention the Oracle database that runs your 
| CRM software. To top things off youâre running 
| a slew of other open and closed source 
| software that all together keeps your business 
| running.



MySQL 6 Features Roll Into MySQL 5.5 Milestone

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| Even with all the drama surrounding Oracle's
| pending acquisition of Sun and critics'
| concerns about its impact on Oracle's open
| source database competition, Sun developers are
| still hard at work on MySQL. One of the fruits
| of their labors is the recent MySQL 5.5
| milestone 2 development release, which
| introduces many new features to the open source
| database -- some of which were originally
| intended for MySQL 6.0.

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