"...with MySQL being open source, its future is not that certain. So investing your time an effort to become a MySQL expert may not pay off in the long run because maybe a company like Oracle would buy it, and then kill it".
Three years after this "prediction", we find that Sun bought MySQL, and then Oracle bought Sun, which made MySQL an Oracle product. I wish I could predict the lottery numbers like this =).
Moreover, this is an interesting article about how Oracle killed a company it bought (Virtual Iron) just 5 weeks after completing its acquisition.
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