Daily Archives: February 7, 2009

Richard Waters

… is that the founders tend to speak their minds. The culture of open source does not allow for toeing the party line.

Case in point: Monty Widenius, founder of database software company MySQL. Sun’s $1bn acquisition of MySQL was a high point for the open source movement (even if Sun is now generally thought to have grossly overpaid). But when Widenius quit Sun on Friday – along with Marten Mickos, the former MySQL CEO – he did not mince words. From his personal blog:  Read more