“No doubt that the OpenSOurce community is shaken by the
announcement on October 7th that Oracle is acquiring Innobase, the
company behind InnoDB. InnoDB is the product that enables MySQL to
turn into an enterprise-grade DBMS, with the support for commit and
rollback, foreign keys, row locking… Forget about all the
reassuring noises about ‘commitment to open source software,’ etc.
Commitment to keep OpenSource software under close watch, so that
it stays a toy, and not a menace in the corporate world…?”