Peetke writes: As we all know Oracle is not the biggest friend to the Open Source Community. Long standing OSS supporter Wikipedia has now moved from an optimized fork of MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 5.5, with both the English and German sites. Wikipedia expects all other languages to follow within a month. Performance wise this move has no big implications, but it will ensure our biggest community database will live long and prosper.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759