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Ok, we didn't acquire anyone.  But I thought it was funny the way our partnerships with IBM and EMC were reported on Heise.de, the huge german news web site.  The text below popped up on my Google News search.  We may have big balls, but not that big.  But it makes for interesting discussion.  :-)

As reported on Google via Heise.de:

MySQL acquires IBM and EMC as partnership program members
Heise Online, Germany - 8 hours ago
IBM and EMC have joined the partnership program of MySQL AB. The Network Certified Partner Program attests the smooth interaction ...

Actual MySQL Press Release:

IBM & EMC Join the MySQL Network Certified Partner Program
Enterprise Vendors Provide Products & Services that Support Users of the World's Most Popular Open Source Database

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- March 27, 2006 -- MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced that tech industry leaders IBM and EMC have joined the MySQL Network Certified Partner Program. Among other co-marketing and promotion activities with MySQL, both companies will be sponsors of next month's MySQL Users Conference in Santa Clara, California (http://www.mysqluc.com)...

I guess something got lost in the translation.

Comments

The german PR was probably mangled because of the difference in their sentence structure.

We will establish a meaningful foothold in one of the world's largest emerging markets, add capabilities that extend and complement our own and position CSC for increased success both internationally and domestically.

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