Is this good? Sun buys MySql!

From the Wall Street Journal:
"[snip...] Sun Microsystems Inc. has agreed to buy open-source software maker MySQL AB for $1 billion, and said its fiscal second-quarter net income nearly doubled on boosted margins, according to preliminary results.Sun is paying $800 million in cash and assuming $200 million in options to acquire MySQL.

The Swedish company makes open-source database software used by companies such as online search leader Google Inc., social-networking site Facebook Inc. and Finnish phone maker Nokia Corp.[snip...]" from "WSJ: Sun Micro to Buy MySQL, Maker of Open-Source Database By ANDREW EDWARDS


If you don't have a WSJ subscription, don't fret: rumor is that WSJ online will soon be free :)
Posted on January 16, 2008 and filed under Technology.