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  • So long Monty

    It's being widely reported that Monty Widenius, the original developer of MySQL, has resigned his postition with Sun out of dissatisfaction with the latest release(s) of MySQL.

    I've not found any news releases from Sun to confirm this yet, most everything I'm seeing is blog postings from what are generally considered to be reputable sources.

    If this is true, and at this point I'm inclined to believe it is, it's a sad day for all of us that use MySQL. His vision brought us a database engine that was second to none. Hopefully he'll be able to carry his Maria project with him and bring to fruition... it sure showed a lot of promise and I would bet that if he leaves it at Sun, it's going to wither on the vine.
    Anybody who says "it can't be done" will usually be interrupted by somebody who is already doing it.

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    Sadly since Sun acquired MySQL things seem to be slowly going wrong, a lot of dissatisfaction with them from the OSS community. Oh well, best of luck to Monty.
    - TomJames


    • #3
      Here is more information from Michael 'Monty' Widenius.


      • #4

        danger will robinson

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        "I am also working on opening a new kind of restaurant that will use databases to achieve a better customer experience. (Expect a special discount for database developers!). More about this later..."

        what? O_o
        Last edited by Dream; Thu 5 Feb '09, 5:24pm.
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        • #5
          Hopefully they won't be dropping orders a lot (or chairs or tables for that matter)
          - TomJames


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