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MySQL Chief: Being Open Source is Not Enough

May 25, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"Open source startups can hit profitability sooner than it took closed source incumbents, as long as they steer clear of rivals' costly business practices.

"That's according to MySQL chief executive Marten Mickos, who told vendors and venture capitalists open source companies could cut their costs by not ploughing money into expensive sales and marketing activities..."

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