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iTWire: MySQL Moves are Troubling

Dec 19, 2006, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"Open source company MySQL AB, which puts out the well-known database of the same name, has made a couple of moves this year, both of which have passed without much comment.

"The two moves--one, a tie-up with Microsoft and two, a move to delay production of binaries of its enterprise product for Debian GNU/Linux--are not remarkable in themselves. But when taken in conjunction with what the company did last year--making a deal with the SCO Group to support its database on some versions of SCO's Unixware operating system--it makes for a disturbing trend.

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