There is a solution though. It's called MariaDB. MariaDB is a fork of Mysql, and was started by Michael Widenius (aka Monty), the original author of Mysql. MariaDB is a project that actually is as open to the community as can be, releases all its code under a truly open license like the BSD/MIT license whenever possible and is able to add new functionality at a much faster pace than Oracle does. Last but not least, MariaDB is 100% backwards compatible with Mysql, and therefore can be used as a drop-in replacement.
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