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Petition to save MySQL or damage Oracle-Sun merger?

A very quick post as a response to this petition hailed elsewhere as a righteous thing for open-source database MySQL:

My take – brilliant; put yet another spanner in the works delaying Oracle’s acquisition of Sun and therefore jeopardise all of Sun’s products including Java which put simply seems to me much more important than MySQL.

At the end of the day business decisions are all about compromise, sometimes you have to sacrifice certain things in order to save others. In an uncertain economical climate the more the buy-out of Sun by Oracle is delayed the more damage could potentially occur. To take it to an extreme Oracle may never actually complete the purchase of Sun and then the future is bleak for all Sun technologies which would be a very bad thing indeed.

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