Uh-oh, Spaghettio’s! Looks like Sun is going to start closing up some of the open source portions of MySQL, namely the more advanced functionality and the backup solutions that are currently open sourced. Can you blame them? They paid a goddamn billion for MySQL, it’s not too surprising that they want to create some value-add for the enterprise versions of the DBMS instead of just giving it all away.
For the open source zealots out there that are pissed off by this… welcome to Corporate Open Source!