Oracle has embraced.

" MariaDB is a backward compatible, drop-in replacement branch of MySQL® Database Server which includes all major open source storage engines, including the Maria storage engine.

You can find the MariaDB code at Launchpad, and download binaries at Download.

MariaDB is community developed, in collaboration with Monty Program. Our ambition is to make MariaDB the best open and free branch of MySQL Database Server for the enduser, developer and partner communities..." 

Details at

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