oracle

Farewell, MySQL

There was all kinds of speculation about whether or not Oracle’s purchase of Sun – and thus MySQL – would mark the end of the era of free MySQL…

Well, in just the last week or two it seems that MySQL Community Edition has dropped off MySQL’s site. It had done soonce, briefly, ┬áin an earlier reshuffle a couple of years ago but came back, so I’ve spent the last 40 minutes searching around their site trying to find it.

It’s gone.

It’s not on the front page…

It’s not under “Products”

It certainly isn’t under “Enterprise” anywhere

And it’s not under “Why MySQL”

Could this be why?

If you want MySQL Community edition, you’re going to have to head to their “developer” site, http://dev.mysql.com/. So it’s not quite dead yet.

Wonder if it’ll come back when they stop getting 65,000 downloads a day because people can’t find the link, and go to Postgres/SQLite instead?