“The creation of SkySQL — a virtual spinoff of MySQL
(pre-Sun, pre-Oracle)– was as inevitable as LibreOffice.
“The community simply doesn’t trust that Oracle will be a good
steward of open source software and is acting quickly to preserve
top open source projects.
“SkySQL, which will provide alternative services and support for
the MySQL database, is playing it safe for now. It is not helping
found a new open source foundation to sponsor an official MySQL
fork, and is not declaring open war on Oracle.”