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Red Herring: MySQL's Swedish Accent

Oct 09, 2003, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Marten Mickos, CEO of open source database maker MySQL, compares his company to Dell, a late-comer to the PC market that slowly outfoxed competitors by selling high-quality products at lower prices, and cleverly using the Web to cut costs.

"'Dell came in and said, 'We have a smarter way and better way of selling goods.' That is our model as well.' says the loquacious Mr. Mickos, who recently relocated to Menlo Park, California, although the company is based in Uppsala, Sweden and has another office in Seattle. 'We are the Dell of databases.'

"Just another example of entrepreneurial hubris? Maybe not..."

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