> "As the fate of MySQL is currently in the hands of the European
> Commission, open source community developers and our global business
> customers and partners are seeking a more stable, reliable open source
> database," said Deb Woods, vice president of product management,
Is that a typo? Shouldn't it be "Deb Woods, Queen of Marketing Droids at Ingres Corp"?
Seriously, though, despite MySQL's status as FOSS Database poster child, PostgreSQL, Ingres' kindred competitor, is the one to beat. The MySQL *projects* handle their user base very nicely and are in no immediate danger. Certainly not from the EC. And, in fact, the EC is looking out for MySQL's welfare. Perhaps a little too enthusiastically, regarding the official Sun branch.
This reminds me a bit of IBPhoenix's publicity stunt when they attacked Mozilla some years ago. Sometimes this sort of nonsensical stunt actually works. Firebird Database was unknown before. But after their Mozilla attack, the articles about Firebird DB really started flowing. Though to this day I still turn a jaundiced eye to that bunch, and to the then Queen of their Marketing Droids of the time.
But it is interesting to note that the press release does not mention PostgreSQL at all.