MySQL/Sun Deal - Most Get It; Some Don't
By pelegri on Jan 18, 2008
I'll make this my last comment on the MySQL Deal until I can write about concrete steps. Most of the reports are very positive, including this one from The Register: Meet the world's premier open source vendor - Sun. The most negative one is from John Dvorak: The Sun-MySQL deal stinks.
I don't follow John D but I know he has a wide readership, so it is disappointing that he is so off the mark. And it is not just on this deal; how can he ignore, for example, the value of Kaelia, Alfara and WaveSet? At least the comments to his post are overwhelmingly positive of the deal. Anyhow, moving on...
PS - I borrowed the image at left from Mårten's presentation at Orlando. Hope you like it as much as I did...
Added: Redmonk has a very Comprehensive Analysis; check it out.