These results would seem to support Monty's claims about MySQL competitiveness against Oracle. On the other hand, there's no reason that a large company wouldn't want to use both MySQL and Oracle databases for small and large projects, respectively. In such a situation, did the MySQL usage displace Oracle usage or, as Oracle would argue, SQL Server usage? The former would support Monty's claim, while the latter would support Oracle's claim. A generalized version of this question would have been a helpful addition to the Save MySQL petition.
Signees would require Oracle to sell MySQL
Of the three solutions that Mueller and Monty suggest that Oracle should agree to before being allowed to complete the Sun acquisition, over 90 percent of signees believe MySQL must be divested to a suitable third party. Only 60 percent of signees believe that Oracle should be allowed to acquire MySQL as part of the Sun acquisition. These signees would require Oracle to either commit to a linking exception for applications that use MySQL or require Oracle to release past and future versions of MySQL under the Apache Software License 2.0.
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