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internetnews.com: Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL AB

Mar 01, 2005, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Q: There have been a number of recent surveys that show MySQL to be the most popular open source database server. Part of that popularity is based on the fact that it runs on Windows. Do you see Microsoft SQL Server as a competitor?

"Sure, to some degree we do. We see Microsoft on one hand as a platform company. On the one hand they have this wonderful operating system called Windows. They have a fantastic development environment called Visual Studio and the .NET structure in total. We believe that we are adding value to Microsoft by extending those platforms to open source developers who otherwise may not have considered them..."

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