View Full Version : Sun Buying MySQL

01-16-2008, 03:41 PM

As Sun Microsystems (NSDQ: JAVA) becomes the owner of MySQL, the pioneering open source database system, it plugs a hole that exists in the Sun software product line and moves the company toward becoming a supplier to Web 2.0 companies.

The company that pioneered the Java programming language said Wednesday it will pay about $800 million in cash in exchange for all of MySQL stock and assume about $200 million in options as part of the deal.

01-18-2008, 08:58 AM
If Sun mantains the open source principles of MySQL, which i think they will do, then this will be good news for us.