Save MySQL?

The world’s most popular open source database, MySQL… which also happens to support this blog… is in the middle of an interesting struggle right now. UNH has a ton of dependency on both Oracle and MySQL, so we should be interested.

For me, MySQL was the free database I could learn on my own time. That means a lot when you’re broke. My own bias towards developing with non-commercial software stems from nothing more than preferring the hammer that is always within reach, regardless of financial standing. I think there’s something worth preserving in that.

One Response to “Save MySQL?”

  1. [...] Bad news today for the disabled: Oracle has dropped Sun’s commitment to an accessible GNOME desktop. This is the first concrete piece of evil since Oracle’s acquisition of Sun was made official (other potential evils have received ample speculation, even here). [...]

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