The Open Database Alliance: Forking MySQL?
A little while ago, I wrote elsewhere about an interesting development in the MySQL world following Oracle's proposed purchase of Sun. This piece quoted from a post by MySQL's creator, Michael Widenius, which ran as follows:
With Oracle now owning MySQL, I think that the need for an independent true Open Source entity for MySQL is even bigger than ever before.
The biggest threat to MySQL future is not Oracle per se, but that the MySQL talent at Sun will spread like the wind and go to a lot of different companies which will set the MySQL development and support back years.