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Why You Shouldn't Panic About Closed Source MySQL Extensions 171

Posted by Soulskill
from the time-will-tell dept.
jfruhlinger writes "Oracle has released proprietary extensions to the open source MySQL database, seeming to reinforce the worst fears of those in the open source community who opposed Oracle's acquisition of MySQL in the first place. But open source observer Brian Proffitt urges you not to panic: This dual source strategy really isn't unusual in the commercial open source world, Oracle has already released a bevy of open source improvements to the database, and anyway the EU extracted a commitment to keep MySQL open for another four years when it approved the Sun-Oracle merger."
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Why You Shouldn't Panic About Closed Source MySQL Extensions

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