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Open Source

MySQL Going Closed Source

I was a little concerned when MySQL AB was purchased by Sun, however Sun had a pretty long history with open source and mostly seemed to know how to balance things. When Sun was purchased by Oracle, I was quite uneasy knowing Oracle has a way of killing everything that isn’t Oracle. Seems like that time has finally come. Thankfully there are some forks of MySQL already. It might be time to start reading up and making sense of them.

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Apple Open Source Software

VirtualBox 3.2 Beta Supports Mac OS X Guests

Interestingly one of the new features in Sun Oracle’s VirtualBox 3.2 Beta is:

  • Experimental support for Mac OS X guests

I’m curious how they implemented that so that they steer clear of Apple’s legal team. I’m also curious how that runs. I may need to give that a try.

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Apple

Oracle 9i and Jaguar