This was bound to happen, of course. Things were going too well. At a time when Google is activating 200,000 Android phones a day, and Android has overtaken the iPhone in terms of U.S.
A quick review of Save MySQL online petition stats shows that the results are still in line with the results I reported previously. Over 90 percent of petition signees would require Oracle to divest MySQL to a "suitable third party."
It's gotta be tough for InfoWorld's overworked editors to figure out how to recognize the best open source products out there. Open source has become so pervasive in IT that there aren't too many areas where there aren't at least a half-dozen interesting pieces of open source technology from software infrastructure, networking, development tools, desktop software, you name it. I'm not a part of the decision making process in these awards, but I have empathy for them and all the different products they need to consider.
As a fitting posting for April 1, here's a video that I put together to commemorate Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL who is leaving Sun today. It was my pleasure to work with Marten for more than five years at MySQL. He was truly a unique CEO; he followed Drucker's rules and came up with new innovative ideas that we put into action.