Kirk Wylie wrote an interesting article about the recent press-release war on the way to the Oracle/Sun-Merger with his blog entry "Monty, Stallman, MySQL, Oracle, and Sun: Open Letter Wars":
But it's happened. It's done. It's no longer anybody's pet project; it's an asset that can and should be used by whomever is willing to pay the most for the IP. As a customer, under the GPLv2, you still have rights, including the right to fork. But don't go whining that a company that made massive amounts of money for its shareholders by commercializing a technology is no longer under your control.
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