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Sun targets open source LAMP stack with MySQL acquisition

Sun targets open source LAMP stack with MySQL acquisition

Sun has sent shockwaves through the open-source software community today by acquiring open-source database company MySQL AB. The MySQL database is regarded as one of the core components of open source server infrastructure, the so-called Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) stack. This acquisition will pit Sun against proprietary database vendors like Oracle and also open-source middleware vendors like Red Hat. More significantly, this appears to be part...

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Lunarsoft has a New Frontpage!

Welcome to the new Joomla frontpage here at Lunarsoft! This upgrade was long overdue from our previous software. We are still in the process of migrating everything over to the new CMS, so please bear with us if you encounter an issue. Our forums are still up and running and will not experience any downtime during this migration. This update will bring many new...

Sun to fork out $1 billion for open-source firm MySQL

Sun to fork out $1 billion for open-source firm MySQL

Sun Microsystems will plunk down $1 billion to buy MySQL, the maker of a popular open-source database. Sun said Wednesday that it will pay about $800 million in cash for MySQL’s privately held stock and will assume about $200 million worth of options. MySQL CEO Marten Mickos will join Sun’s senior executive team after the transaction closes. The acquisition is a bold move for...