Sun Microsystems announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire open source database leader MySQL AB
for $1 billion in cash and assumed stock options. [..]
This seems to me to be a great deal both for Sun and for MySQL. Anyone
who follows this blog or has heard my talks will have seen me say “Data
is the Intel Inside” of the next generation of internet applications,
the very heart of Web 2.0. And of course, most of those Web 2.0
applications are built on the LAMP stack, where M stands for MySQL, far
and away the leading open source database.