New MySQL Fork Turns Back The Clock

Drizzle is a newly announced fork of the open source MySQL project. The developers of the project are taking MySQL back to its roots as a light-weight web application database by removing many of the

Sun Picks Up MySQL For $1 Billion; Open Source Is A Legitimate Business Model

The big news this morning is that open source database startup MySQL finally found a year’s worth of rumors that they were mulling over an initial public offering. Sun Microsystems has acquired

Automattic Spurns $200 Million Acquisition Offer

Automattic, the company that created the blogging platform and oversees the open source project, has rejected a $200 million acquisition offer, say multiple sources. Half t

MYSQL IPO Chatter Picking Up Again

One of the most-anticipated tech IPOs of the year has been that of open-source database company MySQL. It seemed like they were ready to go public back in the beginning of the year. Now I am hearing c