A MySQL IPO in 2007?

Link: GigaOM » MySQL prepping for an IPO.

"Long a favorite of web developers, MySQL saw serious growth in 2006 and added 2,500 new customers, and also introduced MySQL Enterprise. There seems to be a renewed interest in open source IPOs….For starters, the corporations have taken a shine to the open source3 software.

Secondly, most companies with IPO dreams have been around for a while and have been able to build solid businesses around their offerings."

This is very good news for our friends from Uppsala and for open source businesses in general. For years the database market has been ripe for disruption and now it seems like MySQL is approaching a serious tipping point. I’ll be watching this closely.