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MySQL's creator on why the future belongs to MariaDB

Apr 03, 2013, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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It's fair to say that MySQL creator Michael "Monty" Widenius is not a fan of Oracle. When the company announced in April 2009 that it was purchasing Sun, Widenius saw a bleak future ahead for the (still) wildly popular open source database, which Sun had snapped up in 2008. The day the Sun purchase was announced, Widenius responded in the tried and true open source fashion -- he forked MySQL, launching MariaDB, and took a swathe of MySQL developers with him.

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