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____/ Homer on Thursday 07 Jan 2010 23:40 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that George Orwell spake thusly:
> You might then ask, again, why would Monty want MySQL back, or separated
> from Oracle? What would Monty Widenius, co-founder of MySQL, and
> recently an advisor of the Microsoftâs Codeplex Foundation <snip>
> Mystery solved.
> Oracle assimilating MySQL might not /necessarily/ be good news for Free
> Software, but it /certainly/ won't be good news for the Vole, and that's
> good enough for me.
MySQL's CEO was among the first to pressure Kroes to _approve_.
~~ Best of wishes
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called, of the monopolist."
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