“As soon as former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, now a Sun
Microsystems senior VP for databases, took the stage, he was asked
what was Sun’s commitment to the L in LAMP?… the integrated open
source stack that includes Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.
“‘The commitment is complete,’ he responded without hesitation.
The scene was The Commons Auditorium at the Austin branch of the
University of Texas. It was the site of one historic commitment to
Linux–IBM’s decision in 1999 to become a backer, not an opponent,
of the open source operating system. The attendees at the 2008
Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit wanted to know whether Sun’s
preference for Solaris over Linux had changed anything inside the
ranks of MySQL staffers…”