What is going to be the future openness of Java and MySQL open-source database, as Oracle Corp acquired Sun Microsystems, current owners of the MySQL intellectual property in a $7.4B deal?
MySQl is easy to use and is the best and the most-used database in the world for online applications. MySQL is written in C and C++.
According to Wiki, Several high-traffic web sites (including Flickr, Facebook, Wikipedia, Google (not for searching),Nokia and YouTube) use MySQL for its data storage and logging of user data.
The MySQL database is owned, developed and supported by Sun Microsystems, one of the world’s largest contributors to open source software. MySQL was originally founded and developed in Sweden by two Swedes and a Finn: David Axmark, Allan Larsson and Michael “Monty” Widenius, who had worked together since the 1980’s. The project’s source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements.
On April 20th, 2009 Oracle Corp., which develops and sells the proprietary Oracle database announced a deal to acquire Sun Microsystems.
Hope Java and MySQL will survive and remain as open-source, because Oracle cannot make it complete proprietary.