MySQL moves are troubling

Open source company MySQL AB, which puts out the well-known database of the same name, has made a couple of moves this year, both of which have passed without much comment.

The two moves - one, a tie-up with Microsoft and two, a move to delay production of binaries of its enterprise product for Debian GNU/Linux - are not remarkable in themselves. But when taken in conjunction with what the company did last year - making a deal with the SCO Group to support its database on some versions of SCO's Unixware operating system - it makes for a disturbing trend.

MySQL moves are troubling.