[development] Oracle buys SleepyCat

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Wed Feb 15 07:11:10 UTC 2006


On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 05:50 +0000, John Handelaar wrote:
> Khalid B wrote:
> > Oracle bought SleepyCat, the makers of the Berkeley DB that powers
> > MySQL's BDB tables.
> > Previously, they bought InnoBase, makers of InnoDB.
> > 
> > This can spell financial trouble for MySQL AB (the company), since
> > they rely on Inno
> > for non-GPL licensed versions.
> > 
> > MyISAM is still there, but for commerical applications, this may be bad news.
> No Drupal site needs a 'commercial' MySQL license.

Yes this is true, but without MySQL AB, MySQL development will not be as
active as it is currently is, and any new advancements will not be as
dramatic, and will most likely fall behind other database systems.

This will affect Drupal.

On the other hand this will mean that we will need to use another


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