"For the first time in several years I didn't find myself in
California for the MySQL conference; the vendor and project's
largest gathering of developers, ISVs, and users...
"Anyway, on the occasion of their conference this week and
spurred on by a half dozen or so inquiries on MySQL related
subjects from media and users alike, I thought I'd take a few
minutes to weigh in on my view of the State of MySQL. Or more
specifically and perhaps less presumptuously, my read on the
current state of MySQL as it relates to technical capability,
business models, and so on..."