ONE BILLION DOLLARS (obviously, that must be read in a Dr. Evil voice)…. Sun just paid $1,000,000,000 for MySQL. WTF!?!? Did Sun not realize that MySQL is a free friggin’ product???? The top-level execs at Sun should be fired immediately! Paying one Billion Dollars for something you will give away for free! Good luck making a profit off this one.
NUTS! There is no way Sun gets $1,000,000,000 value out of MySQL. NO WAY!
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Dude…You should revisit the way open source business model works!
I know how they work… My post was kind of a joke. Jonathan Schwartz’s blog post on the purchase did a good job summing it up. It just is kind of mind-boggling to think that a free database server company was bought for $1B.