Is Oracle (ORCL) quietly trying to kill the open-source MySQL database? Oracle, which gained...

|About: Oracle Corporation (ORCL)|By:, SA News Editor

Is Oracle (ORCL) quietly trying to kill the open-source MySQL database? Oracle, which gained control over MySQL's distribution through the Sun acquisition, has been withholding test cases for bug fixes from developers, and has pulled MySQL's revision history. Oracle gets a large chunk of its profits from the proprietary Oracle Database, and had to provide concerned regulators with assurances MySQL would be safe to win approval for the Sun deal. Microsoft and IBM also provide databases that compete with MySQL