“Help Saving MySQL!”

Michael “Monty” Widenius, the creator of MySQL, has asked me, among many others, to help spread the word about an imminent decision by the European Commission on the Oracle merger with Sun.

Why should you care? Monty’s view, along with others, is that Oracle has much more to gain from neglecting MySQL than it has to gain from enhancing it.

Why should you act now? It seems that “Oracle has instead contacted hundreds of their big customers and asked them to write to the EC and require unconditional acceptance of the deal.” To balance this the European Commission needs to hear voices from the other side of the story. The European Commission is due to make a decision in just a couple of weeks.

What should you do? Read Monty’s post and act on it, if you so choose.