It seems as if Sun Microsystems has purchased MySQL. I don’t fully understand the motivation behind this purchase, but Sun must have some plan; otherwise they wouldn’t have paid one billion dollars for the company. In my opinion, Sun doesn’t have the greatest track record in software, so it should be interesting to see what happens as a result of this change. According to the official MySQL post:
Will MySQL’s support for other programming languages and operating systems now be given less attention? Absolutely not. MySQL is still being managed by the same people, and the charter is still the same.
We can only hope.