ZDNet UK: Open source [MySQL] gathers paceJul 07, 2000, 16:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Veitch)
"Momentum is gathering behind the MySQL open source database initiative. Increased support may help MySQL to break out of its niche and become a more attractive alternative to proprietary database software."
"Specialist computer maker VA Linux Systems is the latest firm to back MySQL. VA will give MySQL financial aid and co-sponsor service and support programmes aimed at enticing large enterprise customers."
"VA's backing follows another endorsement by development tools maker Progress Software, which recently invested $2.5m in MySQL and started a new firm, NuSphere, to provide professional services for the database. NuSphere will also sell its own MySQL multi-platform distribution and related open source products."