Is it ‘Sun’set for MySQL, courtesy Oracle? Hope not..

IBM has been in ‘failed’ acquisition talks with Sun for the past few weeks. Oracle has struck the deal to acquire Sun for $7.4b which works out to $5.6 billion net of Sun’s cash and debt.

You will find many blog postings related to this acquisition. There is one line item that directly effects us at and Click.inMySQL. I have been using MySQL since late 1990s. It is definitely one of the most popular OpenSource databases (the other one being Postgres).Mysql

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Opensource database MySQL valued between US$600 million and $1 billion :-)

How does one arrive at a valuation for opensource products?