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Re: Sun buys MySQL

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Sun buys MySQL
Date: 2008-01-17 18:49:16
Message-ID: 200801171849.m0HInG920340@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Chris Browne wrote:
> I'm inclined to watch what happens for a while before drawing such
> conclusions.
> 
> Sun's "open source" involvements have come with enough caveats that
> I'm inclined to expect a continuation of policies likely to turn off
> non-paying users.  And an important reason behind paying $1B is if
> they're mighty interested in growing the revenues from paying users...

I think the biggest impact might be less enthusiasm from Red Hat and
Linux vendors toward MySQL because Sun is a direct Linux competitor.

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  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>        http://momjian.us
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