- Sun has a poor history of acquisitions and this ensures that MySQL is dead meat for the future.
- MySQl was a candidate for acquisition by Yahoo, Microsoft and Google. However they let themselves be acquired by Sun for *only* US$1Billion as Swedes are loathe to do "anything that would appear flamboyant or be interpreted as (gasp) bragging" and thus there was no public/private bidding.
- Sun in an Oracle stooge sent by Larry Ellison to do its dirty job.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Humor of the Week: JohnDvorak's Second Opinion
I just tumbled across JOHN DVORAK'S SECOND OPINION column which covers the Sun - MySQL deal. Rarely does one see such an ahem.. entertaining analysis from self proclaimed experts. Among the interesting points it makes: