MySQL it's business as usual

With Sun Microsystems announcing earlier this month that it had acquired the most popular open source database company, MySQL, there has been speculation aplenty, some of it grossly misinformed, on just how much change this will mean for staff at the small Swedish company.Sun is altogether a different beast from MySQL which has a workforce […]

With Sun Microsystems announcing earlier this month that it had acquired the most popular open source database company, MySQL, there has been speculation aplenty, some of it grossly misinformed, on just how much change this will mean for staff at the small Swedish company.

Sun is altogether a different beast from MySQL which has a workforce of around 650; many of those on the technical side work remotely.

As Stewart Smith, senior software engineer based in Melbourne, said during a brief chat at Australia's national Linux conference today, his closest colleague is often someone in Beijing.

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