These are Brian Schoenbaechler's ramblings, rants, and raves about his life trying to grow his Small Business.

Monday, November 30, 2009

"Open Source as a Model for Business Is Elusive" Comments

NYTimes Article link

It is now doubt that MySQL is the friend of the small business.  If you have a small business you are probably running MySQL.  If you are then you should.  However, the recent acquisition of Sun by Oracle ( the bain of small business) has the open source community very concerned.  MySQL is definately the "database of the people."  While it would be ashamed to see Oracle wreck MySQL, I do not believe governement intervention is warranted.  As much as I dispise Oracle and the their "big business" tactics.  I dispise "big" governement more.  If Oracle moves to destroy MySQL another Open Source database of equal or greater stature will quickly rise to fill the void.  The process of "creative distruction" is as much a part of Open Source software as the attemts of 'big business" to monetize it.


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