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Sun acquired MySQL for a billion dollars. Nothing more to say about this, except that MySQL is going to see some improvements. One of the greatest news is that MySQl will remain open source:

So why is this important for the internet? Until now, no platform vendor has assembled all the core elements of a completely open source operating system for the internet. No company has been able to deliver a comprehensive alternative to the leading proprietary OS. With this acquisition, we will have done just that – positioned Sun at the center of the web, as the definitive provider of high performance platforms for the web economy. For startups and web 2.0 companies, to government agencies and traditional enterprises. This creates enormous potential for Sun, for the global free software community, and for our partners and customers across the globe. There’s opportunity everywhere.

Read more on the new beginning on Jonathan Schwartz’s Blog.

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3 thoughts on “Breaking News! MySQL Sold!

  1. This is an awesome move! I am happy that Sun purchased MySQL and not Microsoft. It will now remain quality and open source, not get bastardised and charged oodles for.

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