MySQL founder protests against Oracle takeover

Monday Dec 14th 2009 by Staff

One of the creators of a technology that underpins millions of websites is asking people to protest against Oracle's attempted takeover Silicon Valley rival Sun Microsystems.

Guardian: Finnish entrepreneur Michael Widenius - known as Monty - says that the European Commission must block the $7bn deal as a way to protect the future of MySQL, the database company he helped found in 1995. "I just don't buy it that Oracle will be a good home for MySQL," he wrote in a post on his blog. MySQL is "used in many of the world's largest companies and they use it for an increasing number of purposes" he added. "This not only scares but actually hurts Oracle every day."
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