Wikipedia Moved To MariaDB 5.5 - Slashdot

Tue Apr 23 16:50:15 2013 from

Peetke writes "As we all know Oracle is not the biggest friend to the Open Source Community. Long standing OSS supporter Wikipedia has now moved from an optimized fork of MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 5.5, for... [Read More..]

I haven't had a chance to try MariaDB yet but this gives me some hope for the future of MySQL.  Of course, the whole situation was avoidable in the first place.  I've played around with the newer PostgreSQL 9.2 and actually find it quite enjoyable.