Years ago I was getting to know an attorney who was working for my boss. His list of accomplishments was striking. He had a long history of helping transact remarkable deals and negotiating resolutions to delicate situations. “I was the main attorney for the Sun acquisition of MySQL,” he remarked at one point. Truly impressive. That deal, a $1B acquisition of an open-source software company, is still the largest such in history as far as I know, and is sensational in several ways.