Friday, October 09, 2009

MySQL ex-CEO tells EU to let Oracle buy Sun | Deep Tech - CNET News

So it really doesn’t matter, except for the MySQL-related jobs…

Mickos summarized his argument this way:

1. Oracle has as many compelling business reasons to continue the ramp-up of the MySQL business as Sun Microsystems and MySQL previously did, or even more.

2. Even if Oracle, for whatever reason, would have malicious or ignorant intent regarding MySQL (not that I think so), the positive and massive influence MySQL has on the DBMS market cannot be controlled by a single entity--not even by the owner of the MySQL assets. The users of MySQL exert a more powerful influence in the market than the owner does.

MySQL ex-CEO tells EU to let Oracle buy Sun | Deep Tech - CNET News

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