At the end of the Orlando meeting in January this year when the
Sun acquisition was announced, I remember sitting next to MySQL’s
co-founder David Axmark in the bus going to some evening event.
“What do you want to do now, with so many opportunities opening
up?” was my question to him, partly as his friend, partly as his
colleague and partly as his line manager. David seemed very
confident in the future of MySQL within Sun, but less sure about
his own future role.
With that as a background, and knowing David since well over 20
years, I was not all that surprised to read his resignation
letter, and in particular his reasoning for resigning:
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