TechCast Live: The MySQL Community Lives-Can We Believe Oracle

This Oracle TechCast which comes to us from an "undisclosed location" in Silcon Valley, offers us assurance that Oracle is committed to maintaining the free, open source, GPL'd community edition of MySQL. They have recently released version 5.5 and state that they are hiring within Oracle and will surpass Sun's investment into the MySQL project. Jono Bacon, the Ubutu community manager and author of the book, The Art of Community, offers his insight into how Oracle can foster and support the already vibrant MySQL community.

This TechCast clears up the question once and for all, "How do you pronounce MySQL". The answer: my es que el. The folks at Oracle are clearly working hard to train themselves not to refer to MySQL as my sequel. Let's hope they succeed.

Luke Kowalski, Oracle VP in the Corporate Architecture Group, and Jono Bacon, Ubuntu community manager and author of The Art of Community, discuss the meaning and value of "community" and why the MySQL one offers the penultimate example.