Monty announced that he has created a new non-open source license
called the "Business Source License" or BSL. I think it
should have a different name...[Read more]
You see, Monty has fundamentally crafted a straw man to stand in
for the general Open Source model by applying his experience in
the dog-eat-dog world of forked software, in particular, the
"ecosystem" of MySQL. The software that MariaDB draws the
majority of their income from is MariaDB, which is a fork of
MySQL. If you don't know the history, well, you see, SUN
bought MySQL, Oracle bought Sun, and Monty, in an environment of
nearly Biblical levels of FUD, forked MySQL into MariaDB (both
products are named after his daughters).
While MariaDB was originally envisioned as a "drop in/drop out"
replacement, it has diverged so far from the Oracle product that
it is no longer even "drop in" with the latest versions of MySQL.
Oracle is adding amazing new …