[PLUG] Re: [cslug] Sun to Acquire MySQL

Archis Gore archisgore at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 17 09:31:05 PST 2008


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--- sudhanwa Jogalekar <sudhanwa.com at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Read this:  http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/sun-to-acquire-mysql.html
> 
> WOW!!!  US$ 1Bn  for that.
> This could be any eye-opener for the people who say there is no money
> in FOSS :-)

I'll interpret that as, "For people who think money cannot be made from owning
source code to a FOSS project", which nobody has ever debated :-).

The billion-dollar question (quite literally) was, "Can I make money by _using_
GPL'd code" and I guess the question just got answered.

Just my two cents.....

(I have posted a more detailed comment on my blog; if I'm to be flamed, might
as well increase my hits in the process :-D )

--Archis

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