Interesting article about some statements made by Edward Screven, Oracle's chief corporate architect, at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference - "Oracle: MySQL future is assured":
"MySQL has some properties that Oracle does not," Screven said in an interview before the keynote speech. "It's small, it's easy to install. It's easy for developers to get going with it."
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While Screven said that Oracle definitely wants to run MySQL as a business to make money, he emphasized that he and others at the company liked the way the open source community edition made it easy for people to start up projects. "It would be a mistake for us to starve the community edition because that would impinge upon the ubiquity of MySQL," he said.
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