I’ve come in late for Monty’s session - everything seems to be
running a bit early - how odd.
Monty’s is covering mistakes in building communities - he’s
talking about Dream Box and how they have let their community
fragment so deeply. Then he talks about how MySQL has provided a
strong central point for the development of the server.
At this point someone asks how much contributed code is in MySQL.
Monty says very little in the core server (but mentioning the
Windows port as a large and notable exception). He should mention
that the non-server contributions are huge, but he gets
He heads back to his slides and start discussion stats from
MySQL’s past - how many copies have been distributed (and
estimated 100 million+ - about 40k downloads per day.) Lots and
lots of books (about 250 in English, 200 in German, 200 in
French, 50 in Japanese and 20+ in Spanish. Also in Chinese,
Russina, Portuguese, …[Read more]