jammag writes: MySQL developer Monty Widenius is pessimistic about the database's future under Oracle. In this interview, he essentially describes it as a corporate takeover of an open source project, where it will languish without proper support. Even worse, he suggests that if Oracle's acquisition isn't overturned — highly unlikely at this point — the GPL itself will be jeopardized. "That means the laws that you have for commercial products, that you can't buy a competing commercial product to kill it, doesn't apply to open source," he says. "They will just think about MySQL being under the GPL, and the GPL not being enough to save MySQL."
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