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Why MySQL Sold Out

Feb 07, 2008, 19:45 (3 Talkback[s])
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"It's good to see MySQL's CEO, Marten Mickos, explaining his reasons for abandoning the company's IPO in favor of being acquired by Sun. What made him and the open source database company's top brass change their minds (apart from $1bn)? Mickos lists ten factors that convinced him that Sun was the better option:

  1. "'Jonathan Schwartz is a brilliant CEO and he has a great team. Who wouldn't want to work for him?
  2. "'Sun has always had the same focus as MySQL on the networked world. Focus and alignment...!"

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