Proposed F19 Feature: Replace MySQL with MariaDB

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Jan 24 17:15:38 UTC 2013


On Thu, 2013-01-24 at 12:24 +0100, drago01 wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2013-01-24 at 05:58 -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> >> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Karel Volný <kvolny at redhat.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > because resources are limited
> >>
> >> I´ll have to trust your word.
> >>
> >> > do you volunteer to maintain and test MySQL?
> >>
> >> If I find a volunteer, will you continue shipping it?.
> >>
> >> I smell a proxy war against Oracle for their Oracle Linux efforts,
> >> totally politically motivated and with dubious technical reasons. But
> >> hey, that´s just me.
> >
> > I quote from the feature page:
> >
> > "Recent changes made by Oracle indicate they are moving the MySQL
> > project to be more closed. They are no longer publishing any useful
> > information about security issues (CVEs), and they are not providing
> > complete regression tests any more, and a very large fraction of the
> > mysql bug database is now not public."
> >
> > Do you dispute the truth of any of these statements? If you accept them
> > as truthful, do you consider them insignificant? If so, why?
> 
> The reply from Andrew renders this moot. If upstream is willing to
> maintain MySQL in Fedora then the whole "replace it because it is hard
> to maintain" does not make sense. We should either stay with MySQL or
> ship both but there is no reason to replace it anymore.

As others have pointed out, this doesn't really redress the concerns
listed in the feature. We want Fedora development to be open. Having
upstream maintain it for us and say 'hey guys, we got this, you don't
need to know what's actually going on!' isn't really in line with
Fedora's principles.
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Adam Williamson
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