Monty's MariaDB extends the open source database #LinuxCon
BOSTON. MySQL founder Monty Widenuis (pic left) did a lot of things right in the early days of MySQL.
Speaking the LinuxCon conference Widenuis detailed the history of MySQL and noted that the community involvement early on was key to MySQL's success.
"What makes a successful open source project?" Widenuis said. "Be responsive to the community and treat them well and have good documentation."
A focus on community is what MariaDB is all about, Widenuis said he is now following a hacking business model. It's not a company that is being built to be sold, it's democratic and employees are all shareholders.
"MariaDB will always be open source and there is no enterprise version," Widenuis said.