MySQL cofounder Michael "Monty" Widenius is contemplating resigning from his position at Sun Microsystems, which bought the open-source database company earlier this year, according to a blog post Friday by Kaj Arn
"First, it's a rumour. Technically there is no resignation letter. However, I spoke to Monty yesterday, and yes, resignation is an option he considers," Arn
"Second, Monty's resignation has been a possible outcome already since years before the Sun acquisition," Arn
"Monty indeed has been thinking for the past several years about retiring into a smaller company of his own where he could focus on special needs and engineering work related to the MySQL server, which is his passion," Arn
A Sun spokesman issued a statement confirming Widenius is still a Sun employee, but it did not address the prospect of his resignation. "As any public company, we issue announcements concerning executive and officer appointments when necessary and appropriate," it said.