Looks like I'm not the only one who's figure out that Jonathan Schwartz must have lost control of his senses when he decided to buy MySQL for $1B USD - even Schwartz has sobered up enough to realize that actual revenue has to come from somewhere, and services around the database won't be enough. The solution? Cool new features will not be open source:
In the future cool new features of mySQL (like online backup) will, when written by Sun, first go only to paying customers.
The Open Source community is up in arms, but what did they expect? After Sun stupidly spent that huge wad of cash, someone has to pay the bills.
This is a twofer for Schwartz: he's managed to throw away a full billion dollars, and - when he finally had his very own "wtf" moment, he managed to create a rather large pile of negative PR. Maybe Sun needs to bring back McNealy.
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