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
Open Core is no reason to replace MySQL with MariaDB.
Both programs should be available at Debian. The user should decide if
he uses MySQL or MariaDB.