The reaction to Sun's Intended Acquisition of MySQL
is very positive
at the end of this first day.
Some of the references are:
• Traditional Press -
and many more.
• Analysts and Bloggers -
Open Source Solutions,
and many more, including uncountable
Entries @ BSC
• Discussions -
I'll confess I'm slightly (but very pleasantly) surprised at the percentage of
positive reactions this soon after the announcement.
Also at the number of places where
GlassFish is mentioned
and how often the deal is compared favorably to
Oracle's Acquisition of BEA.
On a personal note,
I'm typing this from Orlando where
MySQL has an all-employee meeting.
Several of us flew here Tuesday evening for
today's announcement and to talk with people.
We had already met several individuals while preparing for the deal but this is
a great opportunity to meet many more folks.
I'm enjoying the visit a lot;
the cultures of the two companies are very compatible and yet we can learn
a lot from each other.
One area that MySQL does better is dealing with "isolated" employees;
MySQL is geographically very distributed
and there is not much a sense of "HQ" vs "non-HQ"
- everybody is in a more equal footing than at Sun.
I think the deal is going to work very well at many levels.
PS. At left is Sakila, the
mascot of MySQL.
She is a dolphin, not a fish :-)