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Sun Bought MySQL for $ 1 billion

January 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Sun Microsystems announced that they acquired MySQL AB, developer of popular and robust open source database management system MySQL, for 1 billion dollars: $800 million in cash for MySQLs privately held stock and another $200 million in options. Wow this is another success story of open source project development.

Good side of this acquisition is that in addition to acquiring MySQL, Sun will be unveiling new global support offerings into the MySQL marketplace. You can read more about this big new here

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