Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Apr 2009 11:53 UTC, submitted by tsedlmeyer
Oracle and SUN We've been debating the merits of a possible IBM-Sun deal for a while now, and even Sun itself seemed to be in the dark as to if it would be a good idea to be bought by IBM. These debates are now all moot: in a surprise move (at least, I didn't see any speculation about it) Oracle has bought Sun Microsystems, at USD 9.50 a share, which equates to a total of 7.4 billion USD. The news got out through a press release.
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Oh well
by FealDorf on Mon 20th Apr 2009 12:07 UTC
FealDorf
Member since:
2008-01-07

I find this better than the IBM deal; Solaris and Sun have a good relationship anyway. On the other hand I'm wondering what will happen to MySQL. Forked away or killed?(unlikely)

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RE: Oh well
by Liquidator on Mon 20th Apr 2009 15:34 in reply to "Oh well"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Yes, I'm concerned about MySQL (vs Oracle) and Solaris (vs. Enterprise Linux) ;)

Fortunately, the GPL allows us to fork it as a last resort.

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RE[2]: Oh well
by sean on Mon 20th Apr 2009 15:43 in reply to "RE: Oh well"
sean Member since:
2005-06-29

Fortunately, the GPL allows us to fork it as a last resort.

Just to nitpick, any open source license would allow you to fork it.

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