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On The Market Value of a Brand

Sandro Groganz has an interesting post where he attempts to calculate the value of the MySQL brand as a component of the acquisition price Sun paid. Here's the punch line: "As of today, a whopping 85% of MySQL’s economic value added can be attributed to its strong Open Source brand." I haven't checked Sandro's math in detail, but it's clear that brand is a huge component of the value of MySQL."

CMSWire interview

I was interviewed by John Conroy of CMSWire. It turned out slightly more technical and visionary than previous interviews.

What a ride so far

(The video above was shot last week when Jay and I were driving to work. Jay said 'December' but really meant 'January'.)

As you might have read on the Acquia website, Acquia is six people now. We had the fortune of being able to hire some really smart people:

Redmonk on Acquia

Redmonk
Michael Cote over at Redmonk just posted a writeup and analysis of our conversation about Acquia this afternoon.

First Acquia employees

Today, we announced that Gábor Hojtsy and Kieran Lal have joined Acquia as employee one and two respectively.

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