Fast and ‘free’ beats steady and paid on MySQL

[From The Register]

MySQL, the lovable little database engine that could – for reasonable values of could – is starting to feel the pain of being an open source project distributed by a large company.

With a slower release cycle, community contributions are having a hard time making it into the mainline codebase, and an illicit market for patches and forks is emerging.

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/27/mysql_slowing_down/

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