MySQL Founder Leaves Sun

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”.


  1. 2009-02-05 8:22 pm
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