Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Oracle buys Sun
Author Alexandre Benson Smith
Dimitry Sibiryakov wrote:
> I'll answer to all these questions with one word: RDB. Remember it?
> How many years ago Oracle bought it? Where is RDB now? Right, it is
> still available under brand RDB:Oracle. As well MySQL will be.

But do you agree that now MySQL could advance somewhat slow ?

I think Oracle could use MySQL userbase to target the other end of the
market, Oracle is on the high end, MySQL on the low-end, and a good way
to migrate some of those from one product to the other.

But if MySQL get "good" enough, why would one migrate from a "free" one
to a paid "one" ? So I would not be surprised if the MySQL slows down.

> Perhaps, because MySQL exists under GPL it can follow Firebird's way
> - someone will create branch from the latest available sources.

Yes, but kind different to start from 0 than to have a company and it's
structure to make it go on...

> But this way or that I wouldn't expect noticeable wave of migration
> from MySQL to Firebird. They have very different niches.
> SY, SD.

Yes, different niches, but don't know if so very different that has no

That part of intersection is that where I think the people who has
business direct related to FB should keep an eye.

see you !

Alexandre Benson Smith
THOR Software e Comercial Ltda
Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil

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