Michael “Monty” Widenius’s crusade against the Oracle-Sun buyout continues as he once again implores nations around the world to take action against the $7.4 billion deal.
Disappointed at EU’s disinterest in “the freedom of MySQL”, the former owner of the open-source DBMS is now turning his attention to the Russian Federation and People’s Republic of China. “They are powerful, self-confident and open-source-friendly”, says Widenius. “They have every right and opportunity to do a better job on this than the EU.”
Here’s a problem, Monty – none of these countries cares about the word “freedom”. Had you really given a damn about such thing, you would not have rested your hope on governments that were known for the brutal treatment of civilians and the murdering of human-right activists, would you? Or worse, still, sold out MySQL in the first place for 1 billion pieces of silver? Come on, Widenius – we all understand your desire to pick up MySQL from the bargain bin, but can’t you just be a bit more subtle with your dealings than a brick to the cranium?