MySQL forks: Monty splits from Sun
Feb 27, 2009, 13:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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