The Mysql deal in the hindsight

This article of Matt Assay is a nice answer to all this RedHat versus Sun talk of the recent time because of similar market capitalisation:

Perhaps Sun Microsystems' valuation of MySQL wasn't too far off. Sun acquired the open-source database leader in January 2008 for a whopping $1 billion, a sum that many rational people thought was way too high. Perhaps they were wrong; $1 billion is beginning to look like a bargain. [...] That is phenomenal growth, and it puts MySQL on a fast track to catch up and perhaps surpass Red Hat, in terms of sales.

The article is a really interesting read.