So Sun has splurged some $800 million in cash and taken up $200 million in options to purchase MySQL AB. It’s somewhat of an odd move really. I mean, Sun’s got a decent reputation for open source stuff (not always linux-friendly, but “open source” does not mean “linux” after all). Java is now GPL’d, openSolaris as well, there’s code finding its way from Sun to Linux at a kernel level, and there are other examples. But MySQL?
About the only thing that comes to mind right now is that we might see a push from Sun in the coming years away from the standard LAMP stack and towards OTMS/STMJ stacks (Opensolaris/Tomcat/MySQL/Servlet or Solaris/Tomcat/MySQL/JSP or some suitable combination) so we’d have a Sun-friendly stack looking for a piece of LAMP’s market share.… Read the rest