Did you know that MySQL has stated principles for its products as
well as for its employees. It's a bit more substantial than your
average mission statement blah ;-)
Every person who once signed up to be an employee of the original MySQL AB essentially also signed for upholding these principles, but perhaps you haven't seen them. Since it is public info, why not take a peek!
To me personally, both lists have always felt mainly like a written down description of how Monty (MySQL's original author and co-founder of MySQL AB) likes to work (and I do see that as a positive thing). The product ones …