15,000 Supporters Garnered by Save MySQL Petition

As many as 15,000 supporters have been garnered by a petition to stop Oracle from taking over MySQL, which was started in December by Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius.

The Save MySQL website was started by the MySQL creator right before Christmas. Monty had walked away from the database about 7 months after Sun Microsystems acquired it in September
2008 for a whopping $1 Billion.