The Sincerest Form of Flattery is Imitation

While MySQL customers have been bitterly complaining about the move to package support and rigorous testing of binaries into a paid package, Stephen Walli of Optaros has been thinking:

What if Microsoft SQL Server open sourced their codebase, provided support and testing of binaries in a paid package similar to MySQL Network, and “DB mashups” ensued?

http://stephesblog.blogs.com/my_weblog/2007/01/microsoft_and_m.html

It’s an interesting read to get you thinking. Most of my thought was, “that’d be neat….I wonder if folks would stop complaining about the MySQL Enterprise and Community models if that actually happened.”

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