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Jan. 16th, 2008 | 06:48 am

I figure posting this will solve the IM flood :)

Biggest question I have been getting "Is Monty happy". The short answer is yes, Kaj has written up a longer response here:
http://blogs.mysql.com/kaj/2008/01/16/talking-to-mysql-founders-monty-and-david-on-sun/

My quick thoughts? I think it is pretty exciting. I think that it is good for both companies. We have good open source DNA, and they have good DNA. Many people forget now, but Sun really was the first company that we, the UNIX community, could trust with open source. Ignore the complaints you see, Sun really has been moving in the area of open source longer then anyone.

MySQL is open source and will stay that way. Neither Monty nor I would be happy if that was not the case.

Is Sun giving up PostgreSQL? I got a nice letter from Josh Berkus welcoming us into the company, so I really doubt that :)

I'll post more later, but I am excited.

(Oh, and yes I wanted it on Slashdot first: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/01/16/135243)

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from: austinjones
date: Jan. 16th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
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Great news. Does this change your 2008 plans?

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from: krow
date: Jan. 16th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
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Still going to burning man!

Seriously? I can not see how it would not.

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sun/burning man

from: mingenthron
date: Jan. 29th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
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A number of other Sun folks, including Solaris kernel geeks like Bart Smalders and Liane Praza have attended burning man at least once in the past. You'll receive a warm welcome, I'm sure. :)

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Congrats!

from: greglinden
date: Jan. 19th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
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Great news!

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