Sun to Acquire MySQL +

It’s all over the news finally. I find a hefty 1 billion US$ sum to be a rather nice & clever exit strategy :)
More power to them!

Anyway, here’s the official press release, and a much nicer, cleaner (yet, still a PR-ish) overview of the whole thing on Kaj Arnö’s blog.

UPDATE: Jonathan Schwartz’s blog has a sweet statement I’d like to quote:

But the biggest news of the day is… we’re putting a billion dollars behind the M in LAMP.

UPDATE #2: John C. Dvorak’s second opinion: The deal stinks and is a ploy from Oracle to shut MySQL down. Interesting. And my kind of paranoid. The comments on marketwatch are, of course, ranging from funny to absurdly stupid.

Dvorak sure did plant a nice idea to the people, and get much publicity out of it.
Nice job, John.

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