When Sun Microsystems paid $1 billion to buy MySQL, perhaps the biggest question facing the merger was the apparent culture clash. For years Sun had been a closed-source software company and the deal raised concerns within some quarters of the open-source community about how things might play out. But on Tuesday Sun sought to dispel any questions with a choreographed love-fest at the first big gathering of MySQL developers since the deal closed in January.
"So...enough of this free software stuff," Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz joked during his appearance at the MySQL Conference & Expo. After getting … Read more