Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 8:27 AM
Sun have today announced
their plans to acquire MySQL
, the company behind the popular MySQL database server. This gives Sun a large stake in the database market. MySQL already has a range of high-profile clients, with some household names including Facebook, Yahoo!, BBC and Nokia.
MySQL is an Open Source and Free Software database, and members of the community will be somewhat reassured by Sun's background. They are the largest contributors of open source code, well known for Open Office and more recently for releasing Java under the GNU GPL. The MySQL VP of Community wrote a blog post to reassure the community
about the acquisition...