January 16th, 2008


SUN buys MySQL

I've learned that Sun bought MySQL.

I have no idea right now how money I just made, given that my hiring options are priced in Swedish currency, and I don't know what (minute) percentage of the company they are.

This explains why the company was spending no time or effort at all fixing brokenness in our internal business processes. Why spend the time fixing our internal expense reporting flow, when we're just going to throw it away and use Suns.

This is certainly the end of BitKeeper here. Sun has converted over to Mercurial. And the BK license is biblically first commandment jealous about it's competators. Whether this means BZR or HG for MySQL, I don't know.