We Win the Code For Freedom Contest.

As I had mentioned in my previous posts that I participated in the Code For Freedom Contest (a technical debugging contest) Conducted by Sun Microsystems over the past few months. This an India wide Contest conducted by Sun.
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My dear friend Rishi M Nair and I backed the Grand Prize in this contest. Sun Microsystems invited us to attend the international conference to be held at Hyderabad from 27th Feb to 29th Feb 2008. We will be receiving the prize over there

Not only that, my college, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham also won the “Most Contributions by College/University Winner” 16 more of my friends who participated in this contest got the significant contributor prize viz, an ipod each.

The details of the winners have been put up in the link: http://in.sun.com/communities/univ/codeforfreedom/winners.htm

Sun Microsystems acquires MySQL

Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL, Developer of the World’s Most Popular Open Source Database

Sun Growth Strategy Accelerates With New Position in $15 Billion Database Market

[ Article from: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-01/sunflash.20080116.1.xml ]

SANTA CLARA, CA January 16, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world’s fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in total consideration. The acquisition accelerates Sun’s position in enterprise IT to now include the $15 billion database market. Today’s announcement reaffirms Sun’s position as the leading provider of platforms for the Web economy and its role as the largest commercial open source contributor.

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