"Oracle hasn't done much to foster a community around
open source projects, but the former CEO of MySQL said Oracle's
expertise has helped boost the database to new heights from a
"Many in the community will ... feel that it's not as open and
open source as it used to be and that's true," Marten Mickos said.
"But the core product, the actual code, is in better shape than
ever. And I think they will keep it that way."