One of the problems with relying on sources unaffiliated with a company is that no matter how trustworthy, they can still be wrong. Such is the case with. The information contained in it turns out to be inaccurate as I've just found out. I apologize for my original post, especially to those at Oracle, MySQL, and Sun who may be affected by it. My source was not a member of the current or past MySQL team or board.
This is not the first nor the last example of my gross incompetence.