Sun Microsystems Buys MySQL

Ok so I was reading on ZDNet that Sun Microsystems is purchasing MySQL for US$1billion. Now I don’t mean to raise alarm bells but what is this going to mean for those us who are using MySQL. Is Sun going to push MySQL to a commercial product, or are they going to just add stuff on and sell that. Who knows what their plan is, interestingly they have said nothing about this, at present it’s all guff in media about the purchase and no detail, and as usual the devil is in the detail.

As usual when something that lots of people love and use gets into big business hands we will all be watching.