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By Sun Microsystems http://web.archive.org/web/20110718044718/http://mysql.com/n...

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They bought it out yes, but the guy forked it and now develops MariaDB, which a few OS' have switched to after the Oracle take over. I'm sure he's enjoying still working on his project.

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A valuable lesson to those buying OSS companies with the intention of destroying the competition to their core product.

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There's another side: IF the company does a great job, the OSS project becomes much more fruitful, however, if it doesn't do much of a great job, well you end up with MariaDB vs. MySQL and LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice (not sure they haven't bothered to merge).

At least the GNU does what it was intended to do, stop companies from hijacking / buying out a software product and getting rid of it entirely.

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I hope they never learn that lesson.

Phineas Barnum was right and we can use the money better than Larry Ellison.

At least, we can use it to build nice things for everyone to enjoy.

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A valuable lesson to those buying OSS companies.

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It's a lesson for those who want OSS companies for the wrong reasons.

I am quite sure had Oracle agreed to fund the development of MySQL into the Oracle RDMS killer it may eventually become, the fork would not happen.

If I were Monty, I'd try to sell MariaDB to Larry Ellison for a billion dollars.

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Depends on your time horizon.

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Not really... It depends on the basis of his intuition. If you knew some details about the market that others did not it would make sense to act on that information regardless of if you needed the money tomorrow or forty years from now.

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Jeff, does EFS have some kind of "backing store" to S3? EFS -> S3 -> Glacier sounds really interesting.

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Posts like these assume that HN needs or wants to display all the good articles submitted on their front page . This is not the case. HN just needs to insure that all the articles on the front page are good, that is to say a representative sample of all the good articles that were submitted.

I lump these types of posts in with those that decry how unfair Google's hiring process it and how they reject highly qualified engineers. Again true, but there goal is not to hire every qualified engineer. There goal is to make sure every engineer that they do hire is highly qualified.

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> Tesla is a Battery Company

Too narrow. Tesla is a electrical energy storage and distribution company. Tesla has over 400 Supercharger stations.

I think this quote sums it up:

β€œI see us more as an energy innovation company, at our core, than even as a car company.”

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Anyone working at a startup should be maxing out their retirement plan contributions: $18,000 for a 401k, $5,500 for an IRA.

They are a hedge against startup failure.

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Thought process on this? If a person needs to dip into their retirement plan because a start up fails then they would be penalized, if that's the situation it's better to just keep it in cash.

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The contributions to a Roth IRA (but not the investment returns) can be withdrawn with no tax penalty, so there isn't much reason not to max it out if possible.

Employees should always contribute to a their 401k at least up to the company match, as it is essentially free money.

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If you're getting paid at SV salary levels, it's entirely possible you're making too much to be allowed to contribute to a Roth IRA.

Some IRA companies will let you do put it into a traditional IRA then do a Roth conversion, but then again some will make you mail them a notarized form every time you want to do that.

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If you want an inexpensive, liquid, vehicle for investing in gold look at SPDR Gold Shares. http://www.spdrgoldshares.com/usa/

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Seems like Pinterest. Might want to target the app to a particular demographic. For example: Pinterest + Match.com.

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This might be why they sound similar: http://blogs.vmware.com/tribalknowledge/2010/03/vmware-hires... and https://github.com/derekcollison?tab=repositories

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"Companies, too, are drawn to the intimate communal areas, amenities and activities of co-working/co-living spaces. Nine remote-working employees of Automattic, a web development corporation gathered for a work meetup this month at the Surf Office in Gran Canaria, taking over the 10-room property for six days β€œto build relationships, have real-time interaction and also work on projects that are best done in person,” the company said." from

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/business/co-working-on-vac...

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