Can Sun Make Dolphins Fly? It Probably Shouldn't
Jan 26, 2008, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)
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"When Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz wrote the headline, 'Helping
Dolphins Fly,' it set off a chain reaction. He was referring, of
course, to Sun's acquisition of MySQL. The dolphin's image is the
trademark of the open source database company. What's going to
happen when MySQL is folded into Sun? SunnySQL, suggested one
blogger, Evil_Work, who was no doubt inspired by Schwartz' flight
of fancy. And the excess was just getting started.
"Nobody remembers the 1959 play, A Raisin In The Sun, except the
blogger, Sami, who titled his thoughts, Dolphin in the Sun..."