Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Free MySQL Free Internet

Monty, the creator of the MySQL database, says that Oracle acquiring Sun could be the end of MySQL. MySQL is a major competitor for Oracle's proprietary offerings.

LAMP stacks, which make up a huge part of the Internet depend hugely on MySQL and would be affected in a big way by this acquisition.

But would it affect the Internet as a whole? Sure, there would be a sizable impact but it would by no means shut things down for good. There are other open source databases out there. MySQL happens to be a great one and it would be a shame to see it go.