I just got news that Marten Mickos, former MySQL CEO, is to depart Sun amid a reorganisation of its infrastructure and database business units. Don’t expect an announcement from Sun on this, but the news is confirmed.
It seems that Sun is combining its Software Infrastructure organization with its Database Group to form a unified open source product group under the leadership of Karen Tegan Padir, vice president of MySQL & Software Infrastructure.
Marten will be transitioning out of Sun by the end of the company’s (current) third quarter.
Marten’s departure is a big loss for Sun and follows quickly after the departures of Monty Widenius and …[Read more]