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MySQL's Planned IPO: OSS Buzz Isn't Enough

Jul 11, 2007, 14:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis Byron)

"The open source software [OSS] blogosphere has taken its eye off attacking Microsoft for a few days to focus on a recent BusinessWeek article that predicted a 2007 initial public offering for MySQL. The significance according to OSS partisans is the way it indicates that OSS is taking over information technology to the exclusion of all other software development/business models and user choices. The significance to investors is that Red Hat, as the only significant pure play OSS provider that is already public, will act as a guidepost to establish MySQL's valuations. OSS will probably suffer on both counts..."

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