MySQL CEO Mickos Addresses Critics, Looks to Open-Source Growth
Interview: MySQL CEO Marten Mickos responds to Slashdot critics, expounds on the open-source database market and offers an outlook on 2004.Few can expect any open source-related news to escape its share of both withering scorn and good insight from venues such as Slashdot. This premise held true when a recent, independent study done by Reasoning Inc. claimed that open source database MySQL was some 6 times cleaner than comparable proprietary code. With the comments on Slashdot in mind, and with the knowledge that MySQL 5.0 will be announced soon, eWEEK.com Database Editor Lisa Vaas decided to catch up with MySQL AB CEO Marten Mickos to get some feedback on the community commentary and to find out what his companys planning in the new year. Click here to read a sampling of Slashdot comments and to click on through to the entire discussion.
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