By barton808 on Jan 16, 2008
Some of Sun's acquisitions in the past have been, shall we say, not that intuitive to me but this one I get. This reaffirms our commitment to Free and open source software and, as Simon points out, means that we now have the ability to offer support on a full web operating system - OpenSolaris, Glassfish, MySQL, NetBeans and much more - something we can sell.
GNU/Linux and beyond
What this further underlines for me is our commitment beyond the Sun stack and to the ecosystem. Besides the SAMP (Solairs, Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP) stack, we will be investing in and optimizing for LAMP (Linux), WAMP (Windows) and MAMP (Mac). As the "GNU/Linux guy" I'm excited how, like Lustre before it, this move serves to further bolster Sun's presence in the GNU/Linux space.
The day of the monolithic Sun stack is dead. The world that we live in today (and for awhile) is about mixing and matching architectures and platforms whether thats Solaris on Dell, Ubuntu on SPARC or MySQL on an old Sun Enterprise 4000 running OpenBSD.
Marten Mickos in his afternoon keynote on day 2 at UbuntuLive. \*
I am also quite excited that Marten Mikos, MySQL's CEO will be joining Sun's senior executive team. I had the good fortune to keynote alongside Marten at Linuxworld Open Solutions Summit Sweden . He's a very sharp as well extremely likable guy.
I first met Marten at UbuntuLive and was able to grab him for an interview after his keynote. (Its interesting listening to this again, in light of today's news -- good thing he said nice things about Jonathan since he will now be working for him :)
Some of the topics we tackle:
- The LAMP, SAMP and WAMP stacks
- How Marten got involved with MySQL
- 110 airports
- The two audiences that MySQL serves -- the ones who'll spend time to save money and the ones who'll spend money to save time
- How he thinks Jonathan Schwartz has done so far.
Pau for now...