Jim Starkey, the original creator of InterBase, which became Firebird, just made it publicly known that he now works for MySQL AB. "My company, Netfrastructure, Inc., has been acquired by MySQL, AB. As part of the agreement, I will be working full time for MySQL. I expect to lurk on the architecture list from time to time and may contribute the occasional wolf-o-gram, but I will not be taking an active part in Firebird development. Although Ann will work for MySQL, part time, translating from wolf to English, she will continue to be active in the Firebird project."