re: Can Oracle be trusted with MySQL? VIEW POST

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  1. No. It means companies won't have access to updates unless they pay or switch JDKs to get out from under Oracle's thumb. Some will pay, some will switch, some won't bother to do either. Of the last set, a handful will probably have some embarrassing security breaches and an even smaller number might collapse because of those. "Doomed" is just scaremongering.
  2. From my understanding, they can't, at least not directly. They might try to offer features OpenJDK doesn't have and attempt to lock people in to their JDK, but that's about it. It'll mostly work on older/larger companies, who are much more likely to be buying Oracle software in the first place.
  3. As safe as the Java users.
  4. I personally don't think you should use either if you have the option but if you have to have MySQL compatibility I think migrating to Maria is a good long-term goal. But it's hardly a three-alarm fire at the moment.
 

Ah, yes, there's always Postgres! 🙂 But despite being a better database system, it can't replace MySQL simply because too many ecosystems out there are built exclusively for it.

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