Practical Technology

for practical people.

Has the head of MySQL left Sun?


It’s not easy going from being number one of a small company, MySQL, even one worth a cool billion, to being one of many number twos in an even bigger company, Sun. Many former CEOs in that position quickly quit and it sounds like Monty Widenius, founder of MySQL, will be the next to leave his company’s new owner.

Sheeri Cabral, a leading MySQL developer, wrote in The Pythian Group blog, that while he doesn’t know if Widenius has resigned but he wrote, “Some folks have known that Monty has not been happy in his current position; this leads me to believe the rumor is true” While I can’t claim to know Widenius at all well, I had heard similar stories.

More >

Leave a Reply