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Re: MySQL's future in Debian and Ubuntu


On Tue, 2012-02-07 at 01:50 -0800, Clint Byrum wrote:
> I'm writing to the greater Debian and Ubuntu community to ask for your
> thoughts on a proposal to drop MySQL in favor of MariaDB. Its clear to
> me that Oracle is not going to do work in the open, and this will become
> a huge support burden for Linux distributions. The recent CVE's had to
> be hunted down and investigated at great difficulty to several people,
> since the KB articles referenced and the internal Oracle bug numbers
> referenced were not available.
> This will only get harder as the community bug tracker gets further out
> of sync with the private one.

As a member of the security team, I think Oracle's move to a private bug
tracker and not publishing details on the security issues is a disaster
for Linux distributions attempting to maintain MySQL.

I would support moving to a project that still does development in the
open and is not actively trying to hide details of security issues.


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