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Change in MySQL logo

This is only a piece of trivia, however has anybody noticed that the MySQL logo has changed. Using the Legal Trademark page we can see the old logo and the new logo together.

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Rediscovering the roots.

Do you ever stop and think? It happens to me all the time, random subjects kick in and I end up searching (aka googling) and today I wondered … Why is MySQLs logo a dolphin? Shame on me it took me so long to ask the question but as the saying goes, better late than never.

As per MySQLs own article:
“We’ve been discussing a new logo for at least a year”, says main developer and MySQL AB founder Michael “Monty” Widenius. “I am personally concerned about the survival of endangered species, and I liked the idea of the dolphin as soon as it came up. It combines great symbol value with a powerful, modern design.”

After a while the name was chosen out of 6357 suggestions by the community and that is how Sakila the dolphin came to be :) …. and we lived happily ever after (or at least hope to!)

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