Will Oracle Turn MySQL Into 'Crippleware?'

Posted by brideoflinux on Sep 27, 2011 5:16 PM EDT
FOSS Force; By Christine Hall
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Since Oracle obtained MySQL in the Sun takeover, many FOSS folks have been wary of Oracle’s plans for the open source database, a wariness that wasn’t eased by Oracle’s handling of the OpenOffice/LibreOffice split. When a couple of weeks ago we learned that Oracle has added three commercial extensions to MySQL, many figured that was the beginning of the end of MySQL as a free and open project.

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