MySQL adopts Sun Contributor Agreement


Until a few months ago, the MySQL community had several complaints about the contribution process. The two biggest obstacles were an unfriendly revision control system and a too demanding contributor agreement.

The revision control system was changed in June. Exit BitKeeper, enter Bazaar. And now goes the second obstacle. Today, Kaj Arnö announced that MySQL has adopted the Sun Contributors Agreement. Kudos!

There are still a few impediments, but the database group management seems well determined to tackle the problem and become contributions friendly. There is more in the making. Stay tuned!


Now we are just waiting for JDBC drivers under CDDL or LGPL, instead of business unfriendly GPL. :-)

Posted by Markus on October 02, 2008 at 08:33 PM PDT #

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