Bug#565308: RFP: mariadb-server -- MariaDB is a community developed branch of, the MySQL, database that uses the Maria engine by default.
Following the announcement by Oracle that there will be new commercial
extensions for MySQL, effectively putting MySQL under the Open Core
model, should the decision to replace MySQL with MariaDB be revisited?
Monty's blog post:
Would using MariaDB not be more in line with the philosophy behind Debian?