"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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