July 24, 2008

MySQL: Back to its roots via Sun

Author: JT Smith

When Sun Microsystems acquired open source database vendor MySQL for $1 billion, MySQL's community held its breath over how the new ownership might impact their community.

During an on-stage discussion at OSCON, Monty Widenius, founder of MySQL AB, and Brian Aker, the director of technology for MySQL, set the record straight.

"My first reaction when we got acquired was -- thank God we didn't go public," Widenius said.

Link: internetnews.com


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