""I will do everything that is possible to keep MySQL
alive," says Michael (Monty) Widenius, the main developer of the
well-known open source database. "I just hope it's enough."
"Widenius is talking against the background of Oracle
Corporation's acquisition of MySQL along with the other assets of
Sun Microsystems. According to Widenius, if allowed to stand, the
acquisition will mean the eventual loss of MySQL as a first-class
database without any adequate open source replacement.
"Just as important, he sees the acquisition as bringing the GNU
General Public License (GPL) into disrepute and the exclusion of
free and open source software from the consideration of anti-trust
laws. And as the acquisition gradually gains approval throughout
the world, the chances of avoiding these results is appearing