There is much talk about MySQL forks and how they are going
to replace MySQL, or take over MySQL user base, or become
more powerful/profitable/popular/you-name-it than MySQL
Let's clear some air on this topic. There is more about forks than meets the eye, especially if you think about a few obvious facts.
What's a fork? According to Wikipedia
a project fork happens when developers take a legal copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct piece of software.
By this definition, when someone who doesn't work at the MySQL project distributes a package that is based on MySQL code but differs …[Read more]