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Ellison & the GPL Part II

Sep 24, 2010, 07:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)

"In yesterday's post, I wrote about Larry Ellison and Oracle's apparent lack of respect for the GPL. The FOSS community should find this especially disturbing due to the boatload of open source projects now controlled by Oracle after its acquisition of Sun. Not the least of these is MySQL, the workhorse database that practically runs the Internet, which is available under the GPL and various proprietary licenses. After Oracle unceremoniously dropped support for OpenSolaris, the open source version of Sun's (now Oracle's) UNIX OS, we can't help but wonder if the GPL'd version of MySQL will be next.

"Ellison is probably not very enthused about the open source aspects of MySQL. For one thing, he probably sees it as competing with Oracle RDBMS, which just happens to be Oracle's cash cow."

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