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Mickos, As New Sun Exec: Linux Will Stay In LAMP

Apr 11, 2008, 13:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"As soon as former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, now a Sun Microsystems senior VP for databases, took the stage, he was asked what was Sun's commitment to the L in LAMP?... the integrated open source stack that includes Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.

"'The commitment is complete,' he responded without hesitation. The scene was The Commons Auditorium at the Austin branch of the University of Texas. It was the site of one historic commitment to Linux--IBM's decision in 1999 to become a backer, not an opponent, of the open source operating system. The attendees at the 2008 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit wanted to know whether Sun's preference for Solaris over Linux had changed anything inside the ranks of MySQL staffers..."

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