Sun Micro Buying MySQL?

This just in.  According to the Wall Street Journal Sun Microsystems, Inc. has agreed to buy MySQL (the company).  What’s up with that?

You can see the Sun press release here
http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-01/sunflash.20080116.1.xml

I mean, sure MySQL has come a long way in the last several years.  Sure, the big G uses it as well as many social networking and bookmarking sites.  But, is it really worth $1 billion?

Are we going to have to buy new versions of MySQL?  What’s this mean for all the companies that are using MySQL?  Will Sun be buying PHP next?

Is this a good thing?

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