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By jsugrue
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Published: Apr 20 2009 / 08:06

Oracle has swept in and bought Sun. The deal is valued at approximately $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun's cash and debt, with Oracle buying Sun at $9.50 per share.
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Dave Newton replied ago:

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Hmm. So Oracle has Oracle and MySQL.

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yakkoh replied ago:

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Yeah -- then there will be only 2 big players: Oracle and Microsoft. The only free DB left is PostgreSQL.

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antych replied ago:

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mysql is open source in case you didn't notice, it's as free as it can ever be

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rainwebs replied ago:

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But would you start a fork to keep it alive? Who will sponsor this new project?

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mheath.myopenid.com replied ago:

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There's already a MySQL fork called Drizzle, https://launchpad.net/drizzle. I'm sure we'll see more forks maturing over time.

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rajib.bahar replied ago:

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logical move

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