Sun Microsystems acquires MySQL AB

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