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It’s been a tough week for MySQL. The Open Source community is beating them up for a licensing deal with SCO, and then Oracle acquired Innobase, who just so happens to provide a key piece of MySQL’s software.  This isn’t the first time Forbes – a purveyor of capitalism – has pointed out the schism in the open source community as we see more commercialization of open source. I always find it interesting to step away from the tech/dev press to see the viewpoint of the guys who wear suits during the week. We know there lots and lots o’ VC money going toward open source start ups and it’ll be interesting to see how these business models (not circa 1999 bubble) play with the more religious side of the open source community.