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9 responses to “A Sad Day for Open Source? Oracle Acquires Sun…”

  1. Devan

    Ouch! I think we can say goodbye to MySQL as we know it at present! 🙁

  2. Krish

    Fork, Fork, Fork!! People, it is time to fork Mysql and save it. Sad day for Open Source and Sad day for SaaS too. This has to happen on the day I am going to deliver a talk on the importance of open source in a SaaS world.

  3. Zoli Erdos

    Krish gets an exercise in real-time update of his presentation 🙂

  4. Krish

    I am planning to stick with the talk I planned. Maybe I will start the talk with a black colored blank slide to offer my condolences to the “death” of a great software 🙂

  5. Rutt


    Just wear a black armband to the talk… it is more subtle.

  6. schultzter

    Take a look at Oracle’s open-source page:

    So I’m not too worried about Java or MySQL.

  7. schultzter

    Sorry about the multiple posts – I kept getting a message that were was a problem and to try again later…using Chrome beta

  8. Ben Kepes

    It’s funny – I’ve been bemoaning the proliferation of free (and hence unviable) software and services for awhile now but MySQL? It’s kind of like charging for the air we breathe….

  9. pcalcada

    Hello, definitely I don’t share the idea that this is a sad day, even for OpenSource. MySQL has already a forked version, apparently done by Monty, an original developer of, and ex-CTO of MySQL AB.
    I think that this is a movement very interesting to the Cloud Computing paradigm. a litle more about this here.