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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sun to Aquire MySQL, Open Source Database

You have probably heard about this one already, but just in case. Sun Microsystems is buying MySQL. For $1 billion in pocket change. The deal should be finalized by Q4 2008. Here's a press release: http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/?duty=Show&id=20623&trv=1 Or here, from the source: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-01/sunflash.20080116.1.xml I love this quote on Henri Bergius' blog - "Billion dollars, quite a deal in the free software space." The MySQL blog space has a lot of information on the deal. I found the quick list of Sun stats very interesting. I had not know that Sun is considered the world's largest contributor to Open Source.

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