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Open-source databases in the post-Oracle world

Sep 13, 2011, 01:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Ulf Sandberg: When the Oracle news was announced, we all thought "uh oh." Oracle was not exactly known for open source. It's very bottom-line focused, focused on shareholder value. But on open source? No. That triggered us to think of an alternative to Oracle. MySQL co-creator Monty Widenius started his project, MariaDB, and he's making MySQL better, adding features so that MySQL continues to live with its creator. It's not a fork; he builds against the current version of MySQL."

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