Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2008 14:34 UTC, submitted by BluenoseJake
Databases MySQL AB and Sun have announced that MySQL has been bought by Sun. "Sun Microsystems 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 USD 1 billion in total consideration. The acquisition accelerates Sun's position in enterprise IT to now include the USD 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." More here.
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This is unexpected
by kozo on Wed 16th Jan 2008 16:00 UTC
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My company is a MySql shop from top-to-bottom, this is a great news, however a little weary since we are running MySql on top of Linux. Hopefully Sun will iron the bugs in MySql, create an enterprise worthy console and just add more value to MySql.

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