Michael “Monty” Widenius, the man who brough us joy and pain by creating MySQL, has started a campaign for saving MySQL. He demands that that the European Commission should only approve the Oracle/Sun deal if
- MySQL will be sold to a competitor or
- Oralce guarantees (by signing some paper) that all previous version of MySQL will still be freely available and additionly will be released as free years for the next three years.
I’m not giving anyone an advice whether to sign the petition or not but everyone should take a look at the campaign and decide on which side he or she stands. More information about the topic and a little Q &A can be found at Monty’s blog.