Jim Starkey加盟MySQL

  MySQL终于对Oracle咄咄逼人的收购攻势做出反应,收购了Netfrastructure, Inc.,也就是Firebird(开放源码版的InterBase)创始人Jim Starkey的公司。

  看看Jim Starkey给Firebird社区的公开信,提到Netfrastructure和Firebird几乎不可能融合,暗示MySQL此举不是针对Firebird的。众多回复比较好玩,比如Cantu这么写:

I’m not sure about what exactly will be Jim’s work at MySQL, but look:

1) Oracle bought InnoDB
2) Oracle bought BerkeleyDB

Both are used as “enhanced” MySQL engines, offering Transaction Control and other “advanced” features to the basic MySQL.

Now MySQL AB gets Jim Starkey, a man with great knowledge of how to implement all of this “hard stuff” (versioning, transactions, etc).

Will MySQL start their own “enhanced” engine? Will Jim lead this work? Was MySQL worried about Firebird 3?

Just some thoughs…

  《史记》里有一段:孔子得知齐国要进攻他们鲁国,就派子贡到诸侯中间搞风搞雨,居然挑动齐、吴、晋几个大国群殴,搞得个个灰头土脸。最惨的倒霉蛋是吴王夫差,连续打背靠背的客场比赛,却被早就卧薪尝胆的越王勾践抄了后路,弄到灭国……反而是弱小的鲁国安然无恙。说起来,这段历史的前因后果很有戏剧性,牵涉到不少大名鼎鼎的风云人物,比如恐怖分子专诸,女子特种部队指挥官孙武和他的《孙子兵法》,悲情复仇叛国者伍子婿,美女间谍西施,下海从商创业成功的前政府官员范蠡,以及两者之间的八卦恋情,还有死抱铁饭碗最终兔死狗烹的公务员文种,再加上孔圣人一门的外交手腕,很适合拍电影……停,扯远了。

  Oracle的死对头SAP开放MaxDB源代码送给MySQL,两者结盟针对谁不言而喻;于是刚结束PeopleSoft吞并战,Oracle就转过头来买下InnoDB和BerkeleyDB,断了MySQL的粮道;没想到MySQL不肯下嫁,又抄了Firebird的后路……后续剧情上演中。猜猜看,到底谁会是吴王夫差?

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