Monday, I'm off to the Sun-MySQL Integration Offsite in Menlo Park. That's where we're going to plan the next steps of making MySQL a part of Sun. It's a three-day offsite, from Tuesday to Thursday, and I'm looking forward to meeting with many new colleagues.
Integrating companies is never easy, and I don't expect this integration to be trivial, either. But thinking about the many cultural similarities between MySQL and Sun, about our mutual commitment to Open Source, about the positive reception of the acquisition by MySQL employees, and about the positive reception also from the side of Sun, I think we're in for a great ride and some exciting times, in the best sense of the words.
Sun, here we come!