It's now two and a half years since Oracle bought Sun and MySQL is still available. Apparently Oracle undertook to have MySQL still available under the present license till 2015. But what then?
To tell the truth, I now use PostgreSQL wherever I can. One scenario that would make sense is to create a Java front-end (runs on all operating systems) to rival what MS has with Access. Oracle can then use MySQL as the database server. Access is everywhere because of its front-end. I've tried many front-end solutions, but none comes near Access for desktop work limited to a small number of computers. I've been using Grails for some years now and that is very good for widely networked databases because all one needs is a browser. But many small businesses have only one or two persons using the database.
So, how do things look for MySQL in the long term? I know about MariaDb.