Oracle to own MySQL

Sun and Oracle today announced a definitive agreement for Oracle to acquire Sun for $9.50 per share in cash. The Sun Board of Directors has unanimously approved the transaction. It is anticipated to close this summer. This news comes as a shock after IBM recently failed to reach an agreement with Sun Microsystems.

What’s the future of MySQL now that the world’s largest commercial proprietary database vendor will soon be owning the world’s largest open source database project?

With the acquisition due to take place this summer, Oracle will own not just MySQL but also the Java Platform, Open Office, VirtualBox, Open Solaris … what will happen with these applications, specially OpenOffice?

Related blogs: ZDNet and Linux Magazine

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