Oracle’s pending acquisition of Sun has been hit with a new hurdle. The European Commission(EU) won’t let Oracle proceed till it clears-out the new matter raised.
A look at the Past - Oracle's Open source Acquisition
Widenius, the founder of MySQL, hopes that Oracle will be Open to collaborating with the community in a positive way, but he says that he is fully prepared to provide an alternate path forward for the current MySQL community and third-party vendor ecosystem if Oracle decides to play mean or take its toys and go home.
The evidence strongly suggests that the open source database will live on regardless of what Oracle decides to do.