So Pony Tail Boy woke up a couple of month ago and decided he had nothing to lose in software and that he might as well go out and spend a bunch of money on Open Source.
First off: CONGRATULATIONS TO MY FRIENDS AT MYSQL. YOU GUYS DESERVE IT AND I AM TRULY HAPPY FOR ALL OF YOU. YOUR PATIENCE, TALENT AND DEDICATION HAVE PAID OFF. WELL DONE MARTEN, WELL DONE EVERYONE.
Second. I undersold.
Third. There will not be an open source company that goes public for the foreseeable future. Liquidity is too good and too hard to pass up. The players are too big with too much at stake. That's a shame... I wanted to see an ecosystem of independent companies.
Fourth. SUN goes with MySQL, BEA is acquired by ORACLE. When the music stops there is only one chair left, RHT. The music stopped this morning.
I need a Xanax