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megan
01-17-2008 @ 7:10 PM
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Just read that Sun has Acquired MySQL Wow! Any opinions from avid MySQL users???

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01-17-2008 @ 8:28 PM
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kind of makes me wonder what they have in mind for it... did they mention if they were keeping with the GNU licensing? or are they going to try to build it up to compete with oracles/mssql?

curious to see where this goes!

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01-17-2008 @ 9:41 PM
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Wow. I think this may be good. They might upgrade it and have a better GUI. Navicat is the best one I have found.

It will still be open source right? Of course.

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01-18-2008 @ 8:39 AM
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hopefully MySQL will stay open source but who knows -  BusinessWeek had some interesting tidbits saying
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With corporate spending slowing, big tech outfits seek the smaller prey.

and also
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Slowing corporate tech spending. It has all the makings of a mergers-and-acquisitions boom. And already the big corporate tech vendors are getting bigger—and the smaller ones are getting gobbled up.

There's more of course, these 2 quotes just stood out to me.

~megan

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01-19-2008 @ 9:06 PM
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Crikey.
At some point, most probably when the going gets tough, will we see a general drift from MySQL towards more development and updating of DB features supporting, integrating with, Sun products at the expense of others? I guess time will tell.


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01-19-2008 @ 10:08 PM
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i guess if they start charging for mysql we'll be using mdb's again... I KNEW IT - BILL GATES IS BEHIND THIS WHOLE THING.... DAMMIT!

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01-20-2008 @ 1:52 AM
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Suicide or a career change are two more suitable alternatives, me thinks Wink

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01-20-2008 @ 8:13 AM
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Suicide sounds pretty good. Although I'm getting rather good at graphic design and vector art. hmmm

I KNOW!! Lets make our own DBMS!! We can call it OurSQL Smile

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01-31-2008 @ 4:18 PM
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One of the arguments put forward supporting this buy is that managers who depend upon and are used to commercial vendor-driven support contracts with the software they purchase, will more readily adopt MySQL now it's backed by Sun's commitment to support.

I am not sure I buy that argument. Commercial support packages and training for MySQL have been around for ages. Surely the numbers of managers who cannot see this are limited anyway?

What if a business is familiar with,or has an existing relationship with Sun and doesn't use MySQL already? Are they more inclined to consider it now?

What if Sun finds it is in it's best interests to strangle Linux in the LAMP model and replace it with it's own offering? Is anyone going to care if the model changes over time as long as it's a better alternative?

Who knows?

One thing that makes me a bit nervous, is the sheer drivel, marketing keyword laced rhetoric in Murdock's answers. Remove the hyperbole and painful overuse of drivel and what substance is left in those answers?

Perhaps only time will tell.

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02-01-2008 @ 12:40 AM
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You know what I'm gonna do one day. Aquire PHP and charge twice as much as coldfusion. Muahahah. Then they can't complain about the price and will have NOTHING on us.

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