Sun buys MySQL

Wow, this is quite huge news! Apparently Sun Microsystems is buying the hugely popular open source MySQL. The first thing I thought when I read this was, oh crap, they’re going to start charging for MySQL. According to Sun CEO, Johnathan Schwartz, they plan on continuing down MySQL’s business model of open source, but also including commercial level support. Sun spent some $1 billion on this deal.

I’m curious to see how this pans out. At my workplace, we are utilizing MySQL on a Windows racks server to host our new intranet powered by WordPress.

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