I’ve mentioned in the past that I am a big fan of what MySQL has achieved, and how they were a proof point for us when we decided to contribute Actian to open source.
I was just reading a rather discouraging article in The Register about a couple of Oracle Execs trotting over to Sun for a townhall meeting with the Sun employees as is standard practice during acquisitions. As a somewhat impartial observer even I was depressed by the tone of the conversation around MySQL Couldn’t Chuck have put some lipstick on the pig, or does he believe that its got swine flu?
I was amused to receive a reminder over the weekend for the on-again-off-again Oracle Vs MySQL TCO webcast. I’ve decided to tune in anyway and see how they handle it.