Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SkySQL will try to drive MySQL fork, Oracle's ouster | ZDNet

More adventures in the disintegrating MySQL ecosystem

The creation of SkySQL — a virtual spinoff of MySQL (pre-Sun, pre-Oracle)– was as inevitable as LibreOffice.

The community simply doesn’t trust that Oracle will be a good steward of open source software and is acting quickly to preserve top open source projects.

SkySQL, which will provide alternative services and support for the MySQL database, is playing it safe for now. It is not helping found a new open source foundation to sponsor an official MySQL fork, and is not declaring open war on Oracle.

SkySQL will try to drive MySQL fork, Oracle's ouster | ZDNet

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