Sun’s MySQL fork survival theory ripped • The Register
If Oracle screws up MySQL, the community will fork and the database will live on under another name – leaving Oracle high and dry.
At least that’s the open-source theory. And it’s a theory Sun Microsystems’ executives past and present have recited to placate those concerned by the prospect Oracle, the number-one database vendor, could end up owning the industry’s leading open-source database.
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