The future may be uncertain for both her product and herself, but Karen Padin, Sun's new manager of the MySQL database system, offered a stalwart defense of Oracle as MySQL's future owner at the MySQL Conference & Expo Tuesday.
The conference is going on this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Through a bit of bad timing, it got under way just as Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL) announced it was closing a deal to take over Sun Microsystems (NSDQ: JAVA), which bought MySQL AB a year ago. For MySQL users, it was the second year in a row the conference had followed on the heels of a major acquisition announcement.
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