If you had the chance to direct some money toward a handful of Open Source projects, which would you choose and why?
If your company had the chance to direct some money toward a handful of Open Source projects, which would you suggest it choose and why?
Are the lists different? Why?
Yeay, they've finally announced it:
MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced that it has acquired Alzato, a venture company started by Ericsson in 2000. Alzato develops and markets NDB Cluster, a high availability data management system designed for the telecom/IP environment.
MySQL will integrate NDB Cluster technology into its product offerings as a high availability clustering data management engine for systems that require maximum uptime and real-time performance, such as telecom and network applications and heavy-load Web sites. MySQL AB will offer NDB Cluster technology as part of a future MySQL database version targeted for next year.
From what I've seen of the technology so far, MySQL will have some kick ass clustering. This is most excellent.