Barack Obama and MySQL

It is widely acknowledged that Barack Obama put together the best minds and team together to run his campaign. One of the proof points is that his website www.barackobama.com was driven by MySQL! 

From Jonathan's blog:
http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/

" On behalf of Sun Microsystems, I would like to offer my sincerest congratulations to President elect Barack Obama. What an extraordinary accomplishment.

I would also like to extend my congratulations to his web team for having chosen MySQL as the platform behind their election web site, BarackObama.com. "


Comments:

Arun: My wife and I joined a huge throng estimated at more than 10,000 people last night at the RIO Hotel in Las Vegas to celebrate Barack Obama's victory and hear his victory speech. It was truly an inspirational speech by an inspirational man.

I don't know how much MySQL contributed to President-Elect Obama's victory, but it's indicative of the leading-edge thinking that drove the Obama campaign.

Posted by edort on November 05, 2008 at 06:41 AM PST #

Or it could just be a decision made for budgetary reasons. Let's not conjecture on this, we don't know do we?
But it's good anyway, the key take-away (MHO) is that they did not just go for a conservative traditional proprietary product and that sets a good example. It doesn't matter (in that sense) that it's open source, free/low-cost, etc.

Posted by Arjen Lentz on November 05, 2008 at 07:35 AM PST #

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