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Old 01-16-2008, 09:00 AM   #1
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LXer: Sun buys MySQL


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Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world's fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in total consideration. The acquisition accelerates Sun's position in enterprise IT to now include the $15 billion database market. Today's announcement reaffirms Sun's position as the leading provider of platforms for the Web economy and its role as the largest commercial open source contributor.

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Old 01-16-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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This can be good news, I dont see sun closing anything off for it
 
Old 01-16-2008, 11:17 AM   #3
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Don't see a problem with it. Although, MySQL is far over-rated and Sun could have bought something better and cheaper or even create their own, if they really wanted to. I really can't understand why they chose MySQL...
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:45 PM   #4
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Seems kind of strange to me at first glance. Sun has always supported PostgreSQL on the Solaris platform, and it's historically been a much better enterprise database. Perhaps they want to use the MySQL name (VERY well known) and roll in all the good stuff from PostgreSQL (virtually unknown) that MySQL hasn't implemented yet. Would be a win-win...
 
Old 01-17-2008, 12:48 AM   #5
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MySQL does have a Huge userbase that is very lucrative.

Either way, I don't think there's much to worry about here -- either Sun keeps MySQL good and open-source and cross-platform, or MySQL gets forked and becomes available in a non-Sun version.
 
Old 01-17-2008, 09:56 AM   #6
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yeh, the only change i can see sun making to the licencing of mySQL is to dual licence it, GPL as is and the sun CDL as is used for solaris at the moment
 
  


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