If the purchase of Sun is completed by Oracle MySQL will be divested.
Remember how IBM, CA and others were forced to sell products to satisfy
government regulators.

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Subject: Re: Oracle buying Sun...

Don wrote:
No, but they could really water it down and use it as a intro level
dbms and if you want to get serious then you'll have to buy some
version of
oracle... HYPOTHETICALLY, tales with more than 40 rows or 3000
then Oracle...etc...

They could also choke it performance wise...etc... Basically, neuter

That would be the fastest way to lose many, if not most, current MySQL
users. MySQL would be forked faster than you can say "GPL".

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