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MySQL forks: Monty splits from Sun

Feb 27, 2009, 13:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M Williams)

"Consequently, Monty has founded a new company called Monty Program AB. This, he says, will be a "true" open source company. He will begin working actively to produce a new MySQL code tree with "stable patches" and "some restructuring of the MySQL code to make it simpler, faster and with fewer bugs."

"Technically, Monty says this is not a fork but rather a "branch" because he intends to pull in all changes from the official code tree coming out of Sun. Although, he admits, "some of the changes will probably be reworked."

"Nevertheless, what this yet means for the future of MySQL is unclear. Without doubt Sun have the vaster set of resources and the commercial backing to keep the MySQL machination propelling forward."

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