SUN Micro Systems & MySql

Stuart038 posted 3rd of February 2010 in Community Voice. 7 comments.

I understand Cisco has bought Sun Microsystems and now own MySql...

That could be a big problem should Cisco decide to charge for MySql or shut down development.

What do you guys think?


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Oracle Completes Acquisition of Sun
Redwood Shores, CA – January 27, 2010

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) announced today that it had completed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Combination of the local entities worldwide will proceed in accordance with local laws.

Oracle will host an all-day live event, which also will be webcast, for customers, partners, press and analysts today at 9:00 AM Pacific time, at its headquarters in Redwood Shores, California. Details are available see more here.

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Nathan Paton
I don't know where you got that information from, Stuart038. Oracle has been in negotiations, and later acquisition limbo (due to the European Union) for the past year and a half now. Cisco plays no part in this whatsoever.

Oracle's CEO has announced himself that among many of the Sun products it will acquire, MySQL and SPARC will be continued. Even if this was not the case, there would be no reason for yourself to worry, since MySQL is an open source product, and many people have already forked see more it after the announcement of the acquisition over a year ago.

I highly recommend you read into the details of this acquisition, and all that has been done so far, and in the future. Personally, I do not approve of the acquisition, but there is nothing that I can do about it.
Where you been hiding stu? Tis Oracle and has been for months, maybe over a year!
I read an article in a computer magazine which stated that Oracle could remove MySql from the public domain and promote there own database products instead. They wanted people to sign a petition to ensure that could not happen.

According to a Google search, IBM, Cisco and Oracle were in there to buy Sun Micro systems. Cisco were in there right up til Oracle bought it.
Nathan Paton
Suart038, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but everything you have been reading is apparently incorrect.

MySQL is free, open source software under an open source license, and Oracle has never announced any intention to change this. They also would never remove it from distribution, or development in favor of their own database products, since the database software is used by a majority of scripts and software. Also, MySQL is not in competition with Oracle's other products, since they all service see more different needs.

Cisco was not in there right-up until Oracle, as you are thinking of IBM. After negotiations with IBM fell-through, Oracle offered their own deal for the purchase of the company,
I am not sure but I think the sun ceo just up and quit, at least according to a twitter post I read today. Could be wrong.
Nathan Paton
It is true, Jonathan Schwartz resigned from his position after the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle had been completed. He announced his resignation to the public via a Twitter message, where his reasons were explained within a haiku.

Classy as always.
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