MySQL AB Tries an Apology
In a recent Slashdot story, a disgruntled Debian developer posted that „MySQL [has] quietly deprecated support for most Linux distributions on October 16, when its ‘MySQL Network’ support plan was replaced by ‘MySQL Enterprise.’ MySQL now supports only two Linux distributions – Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.”This comes quite close to John Clese’s famous line:
In a note from MySQL AB public relations, a MySQL representative said, „MySQL AB apologizes for any miscommunication that may have implied that the MySQL database does not run on the popular Debian Linux operating system, or that the company does not offer technical support for MySQL Enterprise subscribers using Debian.”
I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.