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Open Source Crowd Turns On One Of Its Own

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It's been a rough week for Marten Mickos, the chief executive of open source database maker MySQLAB.

First his most dreaded rival, Oracle), acquired a company that supplies a key piece of MySQL's software, a move that could make life difficult for Uppsala, Sweden-based MySQL, which has the most popular open source database.

If that wasn't bad enough, Mickos is being denounced as a traitor by noisy fanatics in the open source software community because last month he dared to make a deal with SCO Group, a company reviled by fans of Linux and other open source software.

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