The Register: MySQL Critical of ‘Crippled’ Closed-Source Databases

“MySQL’s chief executive has cast himself as both friend and foe
of closed-source database companies, criticizing partners and
competitors for releasing ‘crippled’ versions of existing database

“Marten Mickos opened the MySQL user conference naming Oracle as
a ‘partner of the year’ before laying into the giant–along with
IBM, Microsoft and Sybase–for releasing ‘free’ versions of their
databases under closed licenses in order to up sell customers to
more expensive versions…”