Monday, August 27, 2012

MySQL becoming more and more closed source, thanks to Oracle

As highlighted on Slashdot and Hacker News, the tests suites and the commit log of MySQL are not bundled with the opensource distribution.

Oracle has an history of sabotaging opensource projects, it does not work well with their business model.

VirtualBox is still alive, but for how much time ?

MySQL is not the only RDMS, but it is the most popular free one. MariaDB claims to be an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL but if was to switch, I would strongly consider PostgreSQL. It is robust, highly scalable, mature, and feature-rich.

PHP frameworks and CMS with support for PostgreSQL

And probably much more.

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