Back when Oracle decided to acquire Sun (who had previously acquired MySQL), there were people who were concerned about the future of MySQL, myself included.
However, a recent newsletter shows out that Oracle is in fact backing MySQL and doing what Oracle do best – providing training courses and make tons of money out of it!
And Yes, it doesn’t hurt that Oracle recognizes the fact that “MySQL Is Everywhere”.
Oracle’s recent keynote speech at the MySQL Conference and Expo
There was this comment which I couldn’t agree more
Please just don’t give us an Oracle Installer – the worst idea ever. And please keep it small – that is why we chose MySQL in the first place – simple, small, efficient.
In MySQL 5.5, InnoDB will be the default storage engine and shows a performance improvement of 300+% over 5.1.4. Let’s hope Oracle get it right and don’t screw the open source community or else we’ll all go looking (or writing!) MySQL forks.