“After all the industry speculation about MySQL being a â€œhot 2008 IPOâ€, this probably takes most of us by surprise â€” users, community members, customers, partners, and employees. And for all of these stakeholders, it may take some time to digest what this means. Depending on oneâ€™s relationship to MySQL, the immediate reaction upon hearing the news may be a mixture of various feelings, including excitement, pride, disbelief and satisfaction, but also anxiety.”
The deal is for approximately $1 billion in total consideration!
From: http://blogs.mysql.com/kaj/sun-acquires-mysql.html/ also more at Sun’s announcement: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-01/sunflash.20080116.1.xml