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Mark Atwood
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.

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Current Location: MySQL All Company Meeting, Swan Resort, Orlando FL

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From: technoshaman Date: January 16th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
And the BK license is biblically first commandment jealous about it's competators.

I knew Larry was stupid in that regard; I didn't know he'd actually bothered to put it in the *license*... *sigh* OTOH, this smells like Jonathan is going after Oracle and is serious about it. Given that both Solaris and MySQL are available under the GPL, methinks this is going to be a Good Thing for the community. (I gotta wonder what Red Hat thinks of this... certainly that's gonna distract the other Larry from jumping up and down about "Enterprise Linux"...)
elfs From: elfs Date: January 16th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy Bovine! You're a Sun employee! I wonder what this means for your schedule, or your net value.

I wonder how Sun had that much money.
awfief From: awfief Date: January 17th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
no stock for piddling community members like me. sigh. :(
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