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ZDNet: MySQL, JBoss Most Likely on "The Block"

May 18, 2005, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)

"Beyond their similar roles as open source poster children, MySQL and JBoss have two other things in common. First, neither company wants to be acquired (both would prefer to go public). In an interview last week regarding IBM's acquisition of open source J2EE-provider Gluecode, JBoss CEO Marc Fleury made it very clear that JBoss isn't for sale. Here at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, during an after hours conversation with MySQL vice president of marketing Zach Urlocker, it became pretty clear that MySQL's preference is to go solo as well. But just because neither company has stuck a For Sale sign in the ground outside their offices (or posted an auction on eBay), doesn't mean they're not for sale..."

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