Interviewee: Jay Pipes
In this interview, we speak with Jay Pipes North American Community Relations Manager at MySQL.
We talk about:
- How MySQL Community and Enterprise servers are nothing like RedHat Fedora and RHEL.
- The nuances of MySQL licensing.
- It’s built mostly like traditional software, with 120 developers on staff at MySQL.
- But that’s changing, the worklog system has been opened to the community and they’re starting to take contributions.
- For that to happen, MySQL has to become more modular and support plug-ins.
- MySQL supports so many platforms through a portability layer, which was a lot of work initially, but now it’s pretty well baked.
- Bugs = Gold.
- The tenets of MySQL: performance, reliability, and ease of use.
- It’s easier for proprietary software to make money, it’s easier for open-source to get work done.
- And finally, how to get involved.