Just over a year ago we registered the domain name mysqlfoundation.org in the hopes that Sun/MySQL
will actually create such an entity.[Read more]
My idea was to move the development of the MySQL Community server
to the Foundation and make the development fully community
orientated. The Foundation would have its own development goals
and release schedule. Sun could then pull patches from the
Foundation's Community server into the Enterprise server once
they had stabilized.
I pitched the idea to several people at Sun back then and over
the last year, however, for some reason, the foundation concept
just proved impossible to push through.
I believe this would have been a great opportunity for Sun to
take the leadership in the community, as the foundation idea
dates back to before things really started …