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C. Credits

This appendix lists the developers, contributors, and supporters that have helped to make MySQL what it is today.

C.1 Developers at MySQL AB

These are the developers that are or have been employed by MySQL AB to work on the MySQL database software, roughly in the order they started to work with us. Following each developer is a small list of the tasks that the developer is responsible for, or the accomplishments they have made. All developers are involved in support.

Michael (Monty) Widenius
David Axmark
Jani Tolonen
Sinisa Milivojevic
Tonu Samuel (past developer)
Sasha Pachev
Matt Wagner
Miguel Solorzano
Timothy Smith (past developer)
Sergei Golubchik
Jeremy Cole
Indrek Siitan
Jorge del Conde
Venu Anuganti
Arjen Lentz
Alexander (Bar) Barkov, Alexey (Holyfoot) Botchkov, and Ramil Kalimullin
Oleksandr (Sanja) Byelkin
Aleksey (Walrus) Kishkin and Alexey (Ranger) Stroganov
Zak Greant
Carsten Pedersen
Lenz Grimmer
Peter Zaitsev
Alexander (Salle) Keremidarski
Per-Erik Martin
Jim Winstead
Mark Matthews
Peter Gulutzan
Guilhem Bichot

C.2 Contributors to MySQL

While MySQL AB owns all copyrights in the MySQL server and the MySQL manual, we wish to recognise those who have made contributions of one kind or another to the MySQL distribution. Contributors are listed here, in somewhat random order:

Paul DuBois

Ongoing help with making this manual correct and understandable. That includes rewriting Monty's and David's attempts at English into English as other people know it.

Gianmassimo Vigazzola qwerg@mbox.vol.it or qwerg@tin.it

The initial port to Win32/NT.

Kim Aldale

Helped to rewrite Monty's and David's early attempts at English into English.

Per Eric Olsson

For more or less constructive criticism and real testing of the dynamic record format.

Irena Pancirov irena@mail.yacc.it

Win32 port with Borland compiler. mysqlshutdown.exe and mysqlwatch.exe

David J. Hughes

For the effort to make a shareware SQL database. At TcX, the predecessor of MySQL AB, we started with mSQL, but found that it couldn't satisfy our purposes so instead we wrote an SQL interface to our application builder Unireg. mysqladmin and mysql client are programs that were largely influenced by their mSQL counterparts. We have put a lot of effort into making the MySQL syntax a superset of mSQL. Many of the API's ideas are borrowed from mSQL to make it easy to port free mSQL programs to the MySQL API. The MySQL software doesn't contain any code from mSQL. Two files in the distribution (`client/insert_test.c' and `client/select_test.c') are based on the corresponding (non-copyrighted) files in the mSQL distribution, but are modified as examples showing the changes necessary to convert code from mSQL to MySQL Server. (mSQL is copyrighted David J. Hughes.)

Fred Fish

For his excellent C debugging and trace library. Monty has made a number of smaller improvements to the library (speed and additional options).

Richard A. O'Keefe

For his public domain string library.

Henry Spencer

For his regex library, used in WHERE column REGEXP regexp.

Free Software Foundation

From whom we got an excellent compiler (gcc), the libc library (from which we have borrowed `strto.c' to get some code working in Linux), and the readline library (for the mysql client).

Free Software Foundation & The XEmacs development team

For a really great editor/environment used by almost everybody at MySQL AB/TcX/detron.

Patrick Lynch

For helping us acquire http://www.mysql.com/.

Fred Lindberg

For setting up qmail to handle the MySQL mailing list and for the incredible help we got in managing the MySQL mailing lists.

Igor Romanenko igor@frog.kiev.ua

mysqldump (previously msqldump, but ported and enhanced by Monty).

Yuri Dario

For keeping up and extending the MySQL OS/2 port.

Tim Bunce, Alligator Descartes

For the DBD (Perl) interface.

Tim Bunce

Author of mysqlhotcopy.

Andreas Koenig a.koenig@mind.de

For the Perl interface for MySQL Server.

Eugene Chan eugene@acenet.com.sg

For porting PHP for MySQL Server.

Michael J. Miller Jr. mke@terrapin.turbolift.com

For the first MySQL manual. And a lot of spelling/language fixes for the FAQ (that turned into the MySQL manual a long time ago).

Yan Cailin

First translator of the MySQL Reference Manual into simplified Chinese in early 2000 on which the Big5 and HK coded (http://mysql.hitstar.com/) versions were based. Personal home page at linuxdb.yeah.net.

Giovanni Maruzzelli maruzz@matrice.it

For porting iODBC (Unix ODBC).

Chris Provenzano

Portable user level pthreads. From the copyright: This product includes software developed by Chris Provenzano, the University of California, Berkeley, and contributors. We are currently using version 1_60_beta6 patched by Monty (see `mit-pthreads/Changes-mysql').

Xavier Leroy Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr

The author of LinuxThreads (used by the MySQL Server on Linux).

Zarko Mocnik zarko.mocnik@dem.si

Sorting for Slovenian language and the `cset.tar.gz' module that makes it easier to add other character sets.

"TAMITO" tommy@valley.ne.jp

The _MB character set macros and the ujis and sjis character sets.

Joshua Chamas joshua@chamas.com

Base for concurrent insert, extended date syntax, debugging on NT, and answering on the MySQL mailing list.

Yves Carlier Yves.Carlier@rug.ac.be

mysqlaccess, a program to show the access rights for a user.

Rhys Jones rhys@wales.com (And GWE Technologies Limited)

For JDBC, a module to extract data from a MySQL Database with a Java client.

Dr Xiaokun Kelvin ZHU X.Zhu@brad.ac.uk

Further development of the JDBC driver and other MySQL-related Java tools.

James Cooper pixel@organic.com

For setting up a searchable mailing list archive at his site.

Rick Mehalick Rick_Mehalick@i-o.com

For xmysql, a graphical X client for MySQL Server.

Doug Sisk sisk@wix.com

For providing RPM packages of MySQL for Red Hat Linux.

Diemand Alexander V. axeld@vial.ethz.ch

For providing RPM packages of MySQL for Red Hat Linux-Alpha.

Antoni Pamies Olive toni@readysoft.es

For providing RPM versions of a lot of MySQL clients for Intel and SPARC.

Jay Bloodworth jay@pathways.sde.state.sc.us

For providing RPM versions for MySQL Version 3.21.

Jochen Wiedmann wiedmann@neckar-alb.de

For maintaining the Perl DBD::mysql module.

Therrien Gilbert gilbert@ican.net, Jean-Marc Pouyot jmp@scalaire.fr

French error messages.

Petr Snajdr, snajdr@pvt.net

Czech error messages.

Jaroslaw Lewandowski jotel@itnet.com.pl

Polish error messages.

Miguel Angel Fernandez Roiz

Spanish error messages.

Roy-Magne Mo rmo@www.hivolda.no

Norwegian error messages and testing of Version 3.21.#.

Timur I. Bakeyev root@timur.tatarstan.ru

Russian error messages.

brenno@dewinter.com & Filippo Grassilli phil@hyppo.com

Italian error messages.

Dirk Munzinger dirk@trinity.saar.de

German error messages.

Billik Stefan billik@sun.uniag.sk

Slovak error messages.

Stefan Saroiu tzoompy@cs.washington.edu

Romanian error messages.

Peter Feher

Hungarian error messages.

Roberto M. Serqueira

Portuguese error messages.

Carsten H. Pedersen

Danish error messages.

Arjen G. Lentz

Dutch error messages, completing earlier partial translation (also work on consistency and spelling).

David Sacerdote davids@secnet.com

Ideas for secure checking of DNS hostnames.

Wei-Jou Chen jou@nematic.ieo.nctu.edu.tw

Some support for Chinese(BIG5) characters.

Wei He hewei@mail.ied.ac.cn

A lot of functionality for the Chinese(GBK) character set.

Zeev Suraski bourbon@netvision.net.il

FROM_UNIXTIME() time formatting, ENCRYPT() functions, and bison advisor. Active mailing list member.

Luuk de Boer luuk@wxs.nl

Ported (and extended) the benchmark suite to DBI/DBD. Have been of great help with crash-me and running benchmarks. Some new date functions. The mysql_setpermissions script.

Jay Flaherty fty@mediapulse.com

Big parts of the Perl DBI/DBD section in the manual.

Paul Southworth pauls@etext.org, Ray Loyzaga yar@cs.su.oz.au

Proof-reading of the Reference Manual.

Alexis Mikhailov root@medinf.chuvashia.su

User-definable functions (UDFs); CREATE FUNCTION and DROP FUNCTION.

Andreas F. Bobak bobak@relog.ch

The AGGREGATE extension to UDF functions.

Ross Wakelin R.Wakelin@march.co.uk

Help to set up InstallShield for MySQL-Win32.

Jethro Wright III jetman@li.net

The `libmysql.dll' library.

James Pereria jpereira@iafrica.com

Mysqlmanager, a Win32 GUI tool for administrating MySQL Server.

Curt Sampson cjs@portal.ca

Porting of MIT-pthreads to NetBSD/Alpha and NetBSD 1.3/i386.

Antony T. Curtis antony.curtis@olcs.net

Porting of the MySQL Database software to OS/2.

Martin Ramsch m.ramsch@computer.org

Examples in the MySQL Tutorial.

Steve Harvey

For making mysqlaccess more secure.

Konark IA-64 Centre of Persistent Systems Private Limited

http://www.pspl.co.in/konark/. Help with the Win64 port of the MySQL server.

Albert Chin-A-Young.

Configure updates for Tru64, large file support and better TCP wrappers support.

John Birrell

Emulation of pthread_mutex() for OS/2.

Benjamin Pflugmann

Extended MERGE tables to handle INSERTS. Active member on the MySQL mailing lists.

Guilhem Bichot

Fixed handling of exponents for DECIMAL. Author of mysql_tableinfo.

Jocelyn Fournier

Excellent spotting and reporting innumerable bugs (especially in the MySQL 4.1 subquery code).

Georg Richter

MySQL 4.1 testing and bug hunting. New PHP 5.0 mysqli extension (API) for use with MySQL 4.1 and up.

Marc Liyanage

Maintaining the Mac OS X packages and providing invaluable feedback on how to create Mac OS X PKGs.

Robert Rutherford

Providing invaluable information and feedback about the QNX port.

Other contributors, bugfinders, and testers: James H. Thompson, Maurizio Menghini, Wojciech Tryc, Luca Berra, Zarko Mocnik, Wim Bonis, Elmar Haneke, jehamby@lightside, psmith@BayNetworks.com, duane@connect.com.au, Ted Deppner ted@psyber.com, Mike Simons, Jaakko Hyvatti.

And lots of bug report/patches from the folks on the mailing list.

A big tribute goes to those that help us answer questions on the MySQL mailing lists:

Daniel Koch dkoch@amcity.com

Irix setup.

Luuk de Boer luuk@wxs.nl

Benchmark questions.

Tim Sailer tps@users.buoy.com

DBD-mysql questions.

Boyd Lynn Gerber gerberb@zenez.com

SCO-related questions.

Richard Mehalick RM186061@shellus.com

xmysql-related questions and basic installation questions.

Zeev Suraski bourbon@netvision.net.il

Apache module configuration questions (log & auth), PHP-related questions, SQL syntax-related questions and other general questions.

Francesc Guasch frankie@citel.upc.es

General questions.

Jonathan J Smith jsmith@wtp.net

Questions pertaining to OS-specifics with Linux, SQL syntax, and other things that might need some work.

David Sklar sklar@student.net

Using MySQL from PHP and Perl.

Alistair MacDonald A.MacDonald@uel.ac.uk

Not yet specified, but is flexible and can handle Linux and maybe HP-UX. Will try to get user to use mysqlbug.

John Lyon jlyon@imag.net

Questions about installing MySQL on Linux systems, using either `.rpm' files or compiling from source.

Lorvid Ltd. lorvid@WOLFENET.com

Simple billing/license/support/copyright issues.

Patrick Sherrill patrick@coconet.com

ODBC and VisualC++ interface questions.

Randy Harmon rjharmon@uptimecomputers.com

DBD, Linux, some SQL syntax questions.

C.3 Supporters to MySQL

While MySQL AB owns all copyrights in the MySQL server and the MySQL manual, we wish to recognise the following companies, which helped us finance the development of the MySQL server, such as by paying us for developing a new feature or giving us hardware for development of the MySQL server.

VA Linux / Andover.net

Funded replication.


Editing of the MySQL manual.

Stork Design studio

The MySQL web site in use between 1998-2000.


Contributed to development on Windows and Linux platforms.


Contributed to Development on Linux/Alpha.


Development on the embedded mysqld version.



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