Matter of notice, especially for PHPers, MySQLers in one of the EU nations.
This is a laughable account of profound hypocrisy. MySQL maintained a smart dual license policy throughout (I'm not complaining!), and sold out to Sun in it's ailing days(?) (This was disappointing) and eventually Oracle got a runaway deal on everything, but it's now that Monty expresses moral outrage over Oracle's ownership.
In less eloquent terms, Monty made his cash when he could and now bleeds his heart about open source. It's still unclear what dogmas of free-market principles Oracle offends for it to be held at fault in this case, especially something worthy of forced government intervention. (assuming this campaign achieves anything credible).
Besides, why chest-beat when you can fork() ? Surely, it can't be too late to approach a more *open* company to adopt and re-brand an orphan fork which has a user-base of huge proportions? That, IMO would be a more constructive effort and a fitting answer to any Oracle hegemony, if at all. I'm sure the F/ossverse will rally around in it's usual supportive spirit. Writing letters and petitions sounds utterly silly.
Much as I've loved MySQL all these years, I wouldn't mind seeing it die with this excuse. I'd be more than happy to see this act as a catalyst to adoption of Postgres. MySQL will not be missed (excepting for the drama).