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O'Reilly Radar: Why I Joined the MySQL Board

Mar 12, 2007, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"As some of you have probably already noted, I recently joined the MySQL board. There are a couple of good reasons.

"First, MySQL has a unique position at the juncture of two of my abiding interests, open source and Web 2.0. As I wrote in the quote that I provided for the press release: 'The platforms powering the Web today are the enterprise infrastructure of tomorrow. What we learn from those platforms is the enormous power of open source, open standards, and user involvement... and one more thing--that the future belongs to data. Every killer app on the Internet is a database application. And that makes MySQL the 'Intel Inside' of the next-generation of computer applications...'"

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