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November 12, 2009

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Chandler Hall

Ouch! I fear for MySQL. Am I just a conspiracy theorist, or did the EU play right into Oracle's hands?

I know they could use the money and all, but isn't choice #4 what we all feared to begin with?

In an interview with Larry Ellison, he was quotes as saying, "Sorry, we have little choice but to announce End of Life for MySQL, due to the EU's stance and our shareholder's needs for fiscal responsibility. End of support for paying customers will be 1 year from today..."

I haven't spent any time trying to figure out the real damage caused to Oracle if they punt MySQL, but I suspect it didn't add much to their bottom line last year... :-)

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