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B Credits

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

B.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
Antony T. Curtis
Mikael Ronstrom
Jonas Oreland
Pekka Nouisiainen
Martin Skold
Magnus Svensson
Tomas Ulin

B.2 Contributors to MySQL

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

Gianmassimo Vigazzola qwerg@mbox.vol.it or qwerg@tin.it
The initial port to Win32/NT.
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.)
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
Author of mysqlhotcopy.
Zarko Mocnik zarko.mocnik@dem.si
Sorting for Slovenian language.
"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 one of the early JDBC drivers.
Dr Xiaokun Kelvin ZHU X.Zhu@brad.ac.uk
Further development of one of the early JDBC drivers 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 3.21.
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.
Jan Pazdziora adelton@fi.muni.cz
Czech sorting order.
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_setpermission script.
Alexis Mikhailov root@medinf.chuvashia.su
User-defined 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 administering MySQL Servers.
Curt Sampson cjs@portal.ca
Porting of MIT-pthreads to NetBSD/Alpha and NetBSD 1.3/i386.
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.
Jocelyn Fournier
Excellent spotting and reporting innumerable bugs (especially in the MySQL 4.1 subquery code).
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.
Previous developers of NDB Cluster
Lots of people were involved in various ways summer students, master thesis students, employees. In total more than 100 people so too many to mention here. Notable name is Ataullah Dabaghi who up until 1999 contributed around a third of the code base. A special thanks also to developers of the AXE system which provided much of the architecturial foundations for NDB Cluster with blocks, signals and crash tracing functionality. Also credit should be given to those who believed in the ideas enough to allocate of their budgets for its development from 1992 to present time.

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.

B.3 Documenters and translators

The following people has helped us with writing the MySQL documentation and translating the documentation or error messages in MySQL.

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.
Kim Aldale
Helped to rewrite Monty's and David's early attempts at English into English.
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.
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.
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 MySQL 3.21.xx.
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).

B.4 Libraries used by and included with MySQL

The following is a list of the creators of the libraries we have included with the MySQL server source to make it easy to compile and install MySQL. We are very thankfully to all individuals that have created these and it has made our life much easier.

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.
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').
Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
For the zlib library (used on MySQL on Windows).
Bjorn Benson
For his safe_malloc (memory checker) package which is used in when you configure MySQL with --debug.
Free Software Foundation
The readline library (used by the mysql command-line client).
The NetBSD foundation
The libedit package (optionally used by the mysql command-line client).

B.5 Packages that support MySQL

The following is a list of creators/maintainers of some of the most important API/packages/applications that a lot of people use with MySQL.

We can't list every possible package here because the list would then be way to hard to maintain. For other packages, please refer to the software portal at http://solutions.mysql.com/software/.

Tim Bunce, Alligator Descartes
For the DBD (Perl) interface.
Andreas Koenig a.koenig@mind.de
For the Perl interface for MySQL Server.
Jochen Wiedmann wiedmann@neckar-alb.de
For maintaining the Perl DBD::mysql module.
Eugene Chan eugene@acenet.com.sg
For porting PHP for MySQL Server.
Georg Richter
MySQL 4.1 testing and bug hunting. New PHP 5.0 mysqli extension (API) for use with MySQL 4.1 and up.
Giovanni Maruzzelli maruzz@matrice.it
For porting iODBC (Unix ODBC).
Xavier Leroy Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr
The author of LinuxThreads (used by the MySQL Server on Linux).

B.6 Tools that were used to create MySQL

The following is a list of some of the tools we have used to create MySQL. We use this to express our thanks to those that has created them as without these we could not have made MySQL what it is today.

Free Software Foundation
From whom we got an excellent compiler (gcc), an excellent debugger (gdb and the libc library (from which we have borrowed `strto.c' to get some code working in Linux).
Free Software Foundation & The XEmacs development team
For a really great editor/environment used by almost everybody at MySQL AB.
Julian Seward
Author of valgrind, an excellent memory checker tool that has helped us find a lot of otherwise hard to find bugs in MySQL.
Dorothea Lütkehaus and Andreas Zeller
For DDD (The Data Display Debugger) which is an excellent graphical frontend to gdb).

B.7 Supporters of MySQL

While MySQL AB owns all copyrights in the MySQL server and the MySQL manual, we wish to recognize 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.
NuSphere
Editing of the MySQL manual.
Stork Design studio
The MySQL Web site in use between 1998-2000.
Intel
Contributed to development on Windows and Linux platforms.
Compaq
Contributed to Development on Linux/Alpha.
SWSoft
Development on the embedded mysqld version.
FutureQuest
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