Oracle attempted to buy MySQL…

Posted on: February 16, 2006 by : hoop
Category : Web Thingy | Viewed 161 times

mysql_100x52-64.gifWow!, so Oracle did in fact try to purchase MySQL. Marten Mickos, the CEO of MySQL confirmed at an interview during the Open Source Business Conference.

The reason that the offer was nixed was because they wanted to retain their independence.

It would really be interesting to know when the offer was tendered, whether it was before or after the acquisition of MySQL’s DB engines (INNODB and Berkeley DB).

Let’s face it, with the recent enterprise features added into MySQL (stored procedures, triggers etc) it was in fact evolving to be an Oracle killer. Plus the fact that it’s free and used in almost all web sites as a backend.

This was Oracle fighting for survival.

Article here

From tech.memeorandum

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