"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