Well, this pretty much sums it up. Sun Microsystems has just purchased MySQL which is interesting considering how much Sun has pushed for PostgreSQL the past. Oh well, we shall see how it goes, MySQL has some issues which need to be addressed and hopefully this move helps MySQL more than helps Sun.
PS: I love how the announcements has certain phrases in bold, I guess they are supposed to stand out:
it may take some time to digest what this means
This deal is about addition, not subtraction.
MySQL grew with LAMP and MySQL without LAMP at its core is simply unimaginable.
Sun is a safe haven for MySQL. Sun knows Open Source
our founders, Michael “Monty” Widenius and David Axmark
I can see their heritage being in good hands at Sun.
I cannot imagine a more ideal buyer from a founder perspective than Sun Microsystems.
congratulations, MySQL users, community members, customers, partners and employees
I feel all warm and fuzzy inside.