Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Whiney Billionaire

Poor little “Monty” Widenius, doesn’t want the product he created - MySQL - purchased by Oracle. In a recent post to his blog, he wants a neutral party to continue work MySQL.

MySQL, the “M” in LAMP development, is really the largest competitor to the hideously overpriced Oracle database. To be honest, it pisses me off too. I use MySQL all over my organization and find it fast, rock solid and of course.. .free. There’s every reason to believe Larry Ellison, if the gets his cold, withered hands on MySQL, will simply cease and desist all development allowing to whither and die…. reducing choices.

First of all Monty, you SOLD MySQL to Sun Microsystems for an estimated 1 BILLION dollars. That’s right… with a “B”. Now, that Oracle wants it paws on Sun, all of sudden Monty’s all upset and wants a “neutral party”. Come on…. Monty, when you abandoned us, the uses of MySQL, for heaps of cash, you gave up any and all right to complain. You chose the path of capitalism dude. Shut up, or buy it back, but your proclamations are really hollow in light of your own behavior. Grow up, nobody likes a whiner, especially a really rich one.

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