Before I even start this post I am going to repeat our view that Oracle is well aware that it has little to gain from killing off MySQL and that we expect MySQL to become the scale-out database for non-transactional web applications and to compete with SQL Server in departmental deployments.
That said there has been some interesting discussion on Twitter
this week in response to the European Commission’s investigation
of Oracle-Sun about whether Oracle could - in theory - kill off
MySQL. Here’s a Q+A explaining my view as to how Oracle could
kill MySQL but probably won’t, and why MySQL AB’s choice of dual
licensing and the GPL has come back to haunt Monty
Q. Oracle can’t kill MySQL even if it wants to, because its open source. Right?
A. …[Read more]