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From: Joshua D. Drake (jdcommandprompt.com)
Date: Mon Apr 27 2009 - 13:24:58 CDT
On Fri, 2009-04-24 at 12:15 -0700, David Sparks wrote:
> Glyn Astill wrote:
> >> Begone Postgres troll!
> > Oh the hostility of a scorned mysql user. Joshua has posted no more FUD
> > than you mysql chaps have done yourselvs over the past few days. You were
> > worried about the future and he's posted a few ideas of how you can
> > prepare.
> No he didn't. He posted doom and gloom:
Boy you really just can't handle someone not agreeing with you can you?
> "It will be a supported but second class citizen from Oracle."
Yes, and I stand by that.
> "Oracle is not interested in the 1000/yr business. For the most
> part that is where MySQL revenue is."
All you have to do is look at the SEC filings and the pricing sheet.
> "maintain it long enough to allow MySQL to kill itself."
Which I do still believe will happen.
> "I would expect that MySQL in two years likely won't exist except on the
> most tertiary level."
How we take one piece of the whole puzzle to make our point in the
fruitless effort to discredit those who are clearly more well thought
out than you.
My "whole" point was:
I would expect that MySQL in two years likely won't exist except
on the most tertiary level. Most new projects will be developed
in either PostgreSQL, Interbase or one of the forks (MariaDB,
Considering my discussion with Monty this weekend, I would exert that
the above is even more true. MariaDB is set to be a meritocracy based,
true community (something the current MySQL is not). I expect that it
will return to a quality form of development of release when ready not
when the marketing droids force you to.
I have a strong faith (even if I am not technically interested) in the
direction Monty is going with MariaDB. I expect to see great things.
> One more time: begone Postgres troll!
Based on your definition of troll, I would say that I am more a MariaDB
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