Last week I blogged about uncertain future of MySQL in Oracle’s hands. At that time a number of people pinged me to say that they thought that I was spreading FUD. In their view MySQL under Oracle’s stewardship would live long and propser.
Well, only a week has passed and Oracle is yet to ink the deal to swallow SUN. However, the key players in the MySQL community have already fired a shot across Oracle’s bow letting it know that it will not be directing the future of MySQL. Basically, while Oracle may be purchasing MySQL as part of the SUN acquisition, it will be getting the name only. The real MySQL has escaped and it does not really belong to SUN and Oracle.
Get more details here (http://monty-says.blogspot.com/2009/05/open-database-alliance-founded.html)