Thread: Save MySQL!
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Old 28 Jan 2010, 14:56
jdj jdj is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Real name: JJ
How much does this matter

Just which bits of MySQL are protectable? I guess if Oracle effectively acquired MySQL they acquired its trademarks including the name MySQL and any copyright in the database of users, but how much of the code is protectable given that this is an open source product? If Oracle don't treat the open source community with a degree of respect, surely the open source community can just establish a new brand that works with php and associated programs?

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