A community for life

Andrii with his son Ivan

The MySQL community is united for a noble purpose. Leaving aside their usual differences about release cycles and openness philosophy, the community is united in helping the son of Andrii Nikitin, a MySQL Support engineer, to overcome the difficult challenge of financing a life saver bone marrow transplant.

The MySQL project has made its e-commerce site available to help raising the funds as quickly as possible. A very young life is in danger, and many people from inside and outside the company have donated for Ivan.

This is not the first case of open source and life saving tied together. For example, Matthew Swift, one of the lead developers of the OpenDS project, has combined a sport challenge with help for research on Leukodystrophy. Check out his Tri4Joe blog.

Comments:

I could not believe that such a cute kid has to go through the surgery. I wish Andrii and his son all the best and hope he would get well soon. I am heading to paypal donation.

Abhijeet
http://www.lifeiscolourful.com

Posted by Abhijeet on July 15, 2008 at 12:05 AM PDT #

I wish Andrii and his family to be strong and cope with this. Hope Ivan will get well soon.
Just made a donation.

Posted by AlexFace on July 28, 2008 at 09:11 PM PDT #

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