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EU fiddles with MySQL while Sun burns

The European Union is trying to protect customers by holding up Oracle's proposed merger of Sun. In fact, its interference won't help open source and could hurt MySQL.

By September 3, 2009


Oracle can help Sun, but will it lose MySQL?

Oracle risks alienating MySQL's developers, given that it might have little incentive to ensure its future success. This could provide fodder for a fruitful fork--by Red Hat.

By April 23, 2009


MySQL and the freedom to fork

MySQL is becoming an umbrella for all sorts of forks. Here's what that could be good for Sun.

By March 31, 2009


MySQL getting too big for its corporate britches?

MySQL has a problem: the project has become so important that many have forgotten the company at its heart.

By December 15, 2008


MySQL charts its way to paying customers with Query Analyzer

MySQL has always made a great database. Now it's using commercial add-ons to also build a great database business.

By November 19, 2008


All MySQL's children

MySQL is being eaten away from within and without by former and current employees, perhaps calling for a way to protect itself: commercial extensions.

By October 23, 2008