The founders of the most popular databases on the web, Michael Widenius, David Axmark, and Allan Larsson today announced the formation of the MariaDB Foundation. “MariaDB continues the project started 18 years ago when we founded MySQL, with code maintained by the same dedicated core team. The time is right for an independent organisation to to safeguard the interests of MariaDB users and developers as we head towards MariaDB 10”said David Axmark.
“The MariaDB Foundation has the potential to become a new beacon for the MySQL ecosystem. SkySQL is pleased to support the Foundation, which can show leadership and continued evolution of the most widely used Open Source database.” said Patrik Sallner, CEO of SkySQL
Peter Zaitsev, co-founder of Percona said “We are delighted to support the MariaDB Foundation. We see the Foundation as a way of guaranteeing the stability and production engineering we need in the core code we share with so many other companies and users…” Read more at the MariaDB blog.