[development] Oracle buys SleepyCat

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Thu Feb 16 04:18:55 UTC 2006


Thanks for the link:

This sums it up for the community:

'It is worth noting that neither acquisition can do immediate harm to
the free software community. The code which was released under a free
license remains free and cannot be taken back. The worst-case scenario
would appear to be that developers could be taken off the projects,
slowing or stopping the development of that code."

This sums it up for MySQL AB:

"The situation might be a little more perilous for MySQL AB, however,
and its customers as well. Oracle is now in a position to change the
licensing terms for both database backends, or even to make them
unavailable for dual-licensing altogether."

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