Oracle has acquired InnoDB which will have some impact on MySQL as InnoDB engine is a more preferred engine (a opposed to relatively unreliable MyISAM) supported in MySQL.

What will be the impact, we will know only in a year, according to the press release from Oracle, but Oracle supporting engine to make its direct open-source rival does not make much sense, does it?

It\'s an interesting timing considering what is going on in the security arena of open-source software. As you know, Nessus has closed its source code, by making it proprietary and Snort was bought by CheckPoint.