Sun has agreed to buy MySQL AB for around $1 billion. Totally didn’t see that coming! (Although they’ve been thinking about this for a while.)
Not sure what effect this will have in the near future, maybe licensing changes? Or what impact this will have on OpenOffice.org, if they replace the current database with MySQL that’d be superb!
Tags: acquisitions, databases, MySQL, Sun Microsystems
Slashdot Posting Bug Infuriates Haggard Admins
Haha. When Slashdot passed the 2^24 (16,777,216) comments threshold, the size was larger than the index of their MySQL table, so now there’s no threading for the next couple of hours. As a post on the site itself says, “It’s true that… ‘Anyone could have made the mistake’. But it’s so much funnier when that anyone is not you.”
Tags: humour, MySQL, web