Memo to Canonical: Call Monty Widenius
Imagine you are Mark Shuttleworth. You run Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux. You’re eager to line up more independent software vendors (ISVs) and server partners. Meanwhile, Michael “Monty” Widenius — one of MySQL’s founders — has resigned from Sun Microsystems. Hmmm. The VAR Guy thinks Shuttleworth needs to dial Monty and say “Let’s Make a Deal.” Here’s why.