Planet MySQL Controversy

Over the last few months, there has been a bit of controversy brewing around Planet MySQL’s apparent censorship of any posts that even mention a competing product, such as MariaDB, PostgreSQL or MongoDB. Given that an awful lot of tooling used in the industry supports multiple databases and not just MySQL, this is a pretty big deal and a number of prominent open source database specialists have voiced their concerns on the subject and withdrawn their posts from the Planet MySQL aggregator.

The good news is that there is now an alternative, open aggregator for open source database news at Thank you, Jean-François Gagné.