Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Jonathan, Greg and Monty

Yesterday here at the MySQL-Sun Integration Kickoff, MySQL Co-Founder Michael "Monty" Widenius and I met with Sun's CTO Greg Papadopoulos. For the beginning of the meeting, also Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz popped in.

And just as when the founders met Sun's Rich Lang and David Douglas prior to the agreement being announced, this was a very positive meeting. Lots of mutual respect, and lots of mutual interest in listening to what the other party has to say. Relaxed atmosphere, full of anticipation.

The areas touched upon ranged from the right for developers to spend time on other FOSS projects besides MySQL, over the newly released Maria storage engine to possibilities for deep technical integration between MySQL and Sun's software and hardware.

I could sense a mutual hunger for action, for change, and for making things happen. Feels good!

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