While MySQL has been open source-based from the start, the development process at MySQL has been fairly concentrated around the company itself. However, since 2006, the development model has changed, and it has generally entirely opened up:
In this session, Colin shares the experiences so far, concentrating on building up the network of connections between internal and external developers. The focus is to lower the threshold for external developers and non-developers alike to contribute to MySQL.
Colin Charles works on MariaDB at SkySQL. He has been the Chief Evangelist for MariaDB since 2009, with work ranging from speaking engagements to consultancy and engineering works around MariaDB. He lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and had worked at MySQL since 2005, and been a MySQL user since 2000. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He’s well known within open source communities in Asia and Australia, and has spoken at many conferences to boot.
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