January 16th, 2008 will go down as a HUGE DAY for Sun Microsystems. On that day we firmly answered the question, "is Sun serious about Software?" Serious? We are as SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK! We announced on the 16th plans to acquire MySQL
Will you change their platform priorities?
- Because the L in LAMP stands for Linux, not Looney.
- Customers prioritize MySQL's platform choices, not Sun.
- As with Glassfish, their number one download platform is still Windows and we're very committed to those developers, as well.
Sun has had a number of impressive acquisitions over the years, as well as some that did not work out quite as well as we had planned, and I believe that this will go down as a landmark acquisition for Sun Microsystems. I could not think of a smarter use of 1$ BILLION than to acquire MySQL.