Report: MySQL plans to go public

MySQL plans an initial public offering, Computer Business Review reported Tuesday. "We are planning to go public," Chief Executive Marten Mickos told the publication, adding that he's in no hurry to do so.

Mickos said in the interview that his company has spent less than half of the venture financing it's raised.

The move isn't a surprise, but Mickos hasn't been so overt about the possibility until now. Last year, when Mickos confirmed that Oracle sought to acquire MySQL, he gave the following explanation of his corporation's ambition: "We will be part of a larger company, but it will be called MySQL."

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Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and covers browsers, Web development, digital photography and new technology. In the past he has been CNET's beat reporter for Google, Yahoo, Linux, open-source software, servers and supercomputers. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces.


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