Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Feb 2009 15:45 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Databases Michael "Monty" Widenius, original author and founder of MySQL, has announced he has now resigned from Sun to start his own company, Monty Program Ab. Rumours of his departure had circulated last September and Widenius now confirms these had an element of truth to them. According to him, his issues with MySQL 5.1 GA were pivotal in the decision making process and his public warnings of those problems "had the wanted effect". That effect was an agreement to stay on for three months to "help Sun work out things in MySQL development" and allow Sun to "create an optimal role for me".
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stayed a while
by Adurbe on Thu 5th Feb 2009 20:22 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

stayed a while to keep face and reassure customers

now he can quietly leave to 'peruse other interests'

well.. im surprised!....

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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 6th Feb 2009 04:32 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Unfortunately Sun has a habit of keeping the worse and allowing the best to go - don't be surprised in the future to see more people like this chap leave.

Having dealt with Sun before, I don't blame the guy for leaving; the organisation is in serious need of a benevolent dictator to take it (Sun) by the scruff of the neck and give it a good shake to allow all the crap fall out.

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