that's a good point.. not sure opensource database like PostgreSQL would suffice to say Oracle doesn't have a monopoly. Of course, if enough conversation were to be made illustrating how, in fact, PostgreSQL is such a strong platform as to make MySql & Oracle's marriage not mean a monopoly, that would be good for this community too.

Peter Eisentraut wrote:
On Monday 20 April 2009 16:24:32 Gabriele Bartolini wrote:
   I am still in the process of understanding the impact of this on a
wider scale. I would love to collect some ideas that can be presented
during community talks, as "How is Oracle acquisition of Sun going to
influence PostgreSQL" is a question that often and inevitably will be
asked - I presume. I would love to get a list of PROS/CONS of this
agreement as far as PostgreSQL is concerned, both from a technical point
of view and a marketing point of view, so I believe your ideas are more
than welcome!

Note that these announcement all conspicuously omit any mention of MySQL.  One 
might expect that that part of the deal will be under regulatory