MySQL creator Monty Widenius wants it to 'disappear from the Earth'

Peter Gothard
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Monty Widenius is on a mission to replace Oracle-controlled MySQL, which he founded, with MariaDB

The creator of popular open-source database MySQL, Michael "Monty" Widenius, wants to see the now-Oracle-owned product disappear from the earth within the next five years" - displaced by his own alternative,...

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