internetnews.com: Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL AB
Mar 01, 2005, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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