7790056 story Oracle Responds To MySQL Purchase Concerns 156 Posted by Soulskill on Monday December 14, 2009 @03:23PM from the we-cool-man-we-cool dept. Luke has no name writes "Yesterday we discussed MySQL founder Monty Widenius's objections to the acquisition of MySQL by Oracle. Today, Oracle released a statement to address some of these issues. Among their commitments, Oracle says they intend to continue releasing MySQL under the GPL, allow vendors to produce 'any-license' third-party engines, maintain the Reference Manual, invest millions into the product, and create a 'customer advisory board.' The pledges are still not enough for some, however."