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MySQL: Back to Its Roots Via Sun

Thursday Jul 24th 2008 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff

Six months after being acquired by Sun, MySQL founders explain what's going on.

[From internetnews.com]

PORTLAND, Wash. -- When Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA) 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, the Open Source Convention by technology publisher O'Reilly, Monty Widenius, founder of MySQL AB, and Brian Aker, the director of technology for MySQL, set the record straight.

The article continues at http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3760831/MySQL+Back+to+Its+Roots+Via+Sun.htm

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