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Sun hires Python developers – a prelude to further acquisitions?Matthew Aslett, March 4, 2008 @ 10:20 am ET
Given Jonathan Schwartz’s proclamation that Sun will make further open source acquisitions, I’ve been putting some thought into likely targets and/or new directions opened up by the MySQL acquisitions. One likely target sector is the ecosystem of vendors that surround the MySQL database – such as clustering and HA software providers – as well as complementary technologies.
With that is mind it is interesting to see that the company has hired two key Python developers, Frank Wierzbicki and Ted Leung. As the Infoworld report states, this is similar to the way Sun previously approached support for JRuby and the success of that plan was an important factor for Leung.
“I’ve been very impressed with how Sun has handled the JRuby project,” he wrote. “Sun hired two of the leading JRuby contributors and gave them license to keep doing what they had been doing. The JRuby guys have been well received by the “C” Ruby community and even the CLR/.NET Ruby community.”
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