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MySQL CEO: It's Tough for Private Open Source Firms

Mar 06, 2008, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Stamper)

"Yesterday I caught up with Marten Mickos, the former CEO of open source database firm MySQL, which was recently acquired by Sun for $1bn. We had a wide-ranging chat about life, the universe and everything open source.

"One of the interesting points he made was that it's often tough for smaller, private open source firms like MySQL to be taken seriously by enterprise customers or larger organizations. So much so, that being bought by Sun has already started to boost the firm's revenues..."

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