Michael “Monty” Widenius, creator of MySQL, is concerned about the future of the open source database under the stewardship of Oracle.
This follows the Oracle’s planned takeover of Sun Microsystems, which itself acquired MySQL AB in February 2008.
Monty is asking readers of his blog “urgently to help save MySQL from Oracle’s clutches“. He details the current situation, and urges everyone to act quickly to support MySQL.
MySQL is the database used by WordPress, and if the scenario outlined by Monty comes to pass, I can see problems on the horizon.