Not quite right...
The timeline is more like MySQL AB sells out to Sun Microsystems who generally were not bad as stewards for open source products under their name.
Later on Sun hits major financial trouble and Oracle gobbles them up.
Following some appalling stewardship (hudson, openoffice, opensolaris) MariaDB took the GPL MySQL code and started work on it.
The community moves to MariaDB for the large part and MySQL is sidelined
Don' t forget
JFGI: Just Fucking Google It
Seems especially pertinent in this case
This whole thing about Java being the issue annoys me - if you take a broader look at the whole ecosystem.
Take a look at no more than 2 weeks ago with CVE-2012-4414 for example...
This is a MySQL security bug where any authorised DB user can arbitrarily inject SQL in the binlog used for replication...
For those that don't know Oracle has recently (over the past year) moved the majority of their bugs database internal only so that inhibits discussions for a start and on top of that they no longer publish test cases for fixes
However the curiousness doesn't stop there - if they are still writing test cases for code as opposed to just changing stuff willynilly they don't seem to be writing them very well.
When the Percona guys were merging from the upstream code they used the test case that the MariaDB team put together for this CVE - since there is no test provided by Oracle as previously mentioned.
They naturally expected the test to be fine seeing as Oracle claimed the CVE was fixed in 5.5.29 but shock horror it failed.
They ended up merging the MariaDB fix instead.
Given that what makes you think the rest of the code is *really* like and why that Java fix recently introduced a new bug and so on...
Ah well in the meantime FESCO has accepted the proposal to replace MySQL with MariaDB in Fedora 19 which is something that Oracle weren't too pleased with...
That Oracle response was prior to the FESCO vote by the way - time to get the popcorn methinks!
With this ruling neither side are going to be happy (and frankly it's somewhat self-contradictory as well)...
Both sides will be writing up appeals no doubt so this story is far from over yet - it'll be very interesting to hear what gets presented to the higher court and what their take on the foreman is.
It's feasible that the first time you log in since this was introduced that if the password validates then it gets truncated and the has based on the first 16 characters is stored.
Once that's done any future password could be truncated to 16 and compared with the new hash based on the first 16...
That way you can safely transition from one for to another without passwords stored in plain text.
... Microsoft announced the successor to its popular Windows Phone 7 platform
... Windows Phone 8 is expected this Fall.
And FTS plus the other article there:
... Microsoft revealed that existing Windows Phone 7.5 users will receive an upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8, and not Windows Phone 8
So windows phone 7 is not selling... solution! Reveal windows phone 8 due in a few months which won't run on any phone bought now.... so better not buy now!
I'm sure this is *really* going to help them sell those phones and gain some marketshare to improve on the nonexistant one they have now... but good news though! The hundreds of thousands of excellent windows phone 7.5 apps will work on windows phone 8
Remember they've already spent around $300,000 of their own money so far and have been working on this in the background in their spare time as a 'skunkworks project' to this point over the past couple of years....
The funds from kickstarter is for providing full time devs now that they have got their engine in a decent state so they can give a big push to get it out by the end of this year all polished up and QA's etc as opposed to late next year dependent on how much time they could have spared....
PayPal is about to be activated for those that missed the kickstarter and later this summer Carmageddon 1 is being released on Android and iPhone/iPad in a shiney new edition... plus a funny 'pratcam' app which will all go into extra funds to make C:R
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Well Stainless Games will be using Steam for Carmageddon: Reincarnation
Just hit $270k of the $400k goal.... so if you loved the old Carmageddon games (well 1 and 2 anyway) check out their kickstarter page.....
The reward tiers are pretty generous too
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