Today, it was announced that Sun has acquired MySQL, for $1 Billion.
Sun's CEO, Jonathan Schwartz is an avid free software/open source. He wrote on the acquisition saying that Sun is "putting one billion dollars behind the M in LAMP".
Sun's track record in free software has been lately impressive, starting with NetBeans, OpenOffice,ZFS, and even Java itself.
Just a few years ago, they were backing PostgreSQL,now, they add MySQL to the mix. Perhaps good things will come from this acquisition.
See also the Slashdot discussion.