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:
Help with making the Reference Manual correct and understandable. That includes rewriting Monty’s and David’s attempts at English into English as other people know it.
The initial port to Win32/NT.
Helped to rewrite Monty’s and David’s early attempts at English into English.
For more or less constructive criticism and real testing of the dynamic record format.
Win32 port with Borland compiler. mysqlshutdown.exe and mysqlwatch.exe.
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/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 by David J. Hughes.)
For his excellent C debugging and trace library. Monty has made a number of smaller improvements to the library (speed and additional options).
For his public domain string library.
For his regex library, used in WHERE column REGEXP regexp.
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).
For a really great editor/environment used by almost everybody at MySQL AB/TcX/detron.
For helping us acquire http://www.mysql.com/.
For setting up qmail to handle the MySQL mailing list and for the incredible help we got in managing the MySQL mailing lists.
mysqldump (previously msqldump, but ported and enhanced by Monty).
For keeping up and extending the MySQL OS/2 port.
For the DBD (Perl) interface.
Author of mysqlhotcopy.
For the Perl interface for MySQL server.
For porting PHP for MySQL server.
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).
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. http://linuxdb.yeah.netPersonal home page at linuxdb.yeah.net.
For porting iODBC (Unix ODBC).
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
The author of LinuxThreads (used by the MySQL server on Linux).
Sorting for Slovenian language and the
cset.tar.gz module that makes
it easier to add other character sets.
The _MB character set macros and the ujis and sjis character sets.
Base for concurrent insert, extended date syntax, debugging on NT, and answering on the MySQL mailing list.
mysqlaccess, a program to show the access rights for a user.
For the JDBC, a module to extract data from a MySQL database with a Java client.
Further development of the JDBC driver and other MySQL-related Java tools.
For setting up a searchable mailing list archive at his site.
For xmysql, a graphical X client for MySQL server.
For providing RPM packages of MySQL for RedHat Linux.
For providing RPM packages of MySQL for RedHat Linux-Alpha.
For providing RPM versions of a lot of MySQL clients for Intel and SPARC.
For providing RPM versions for MySQL Version 3.21.
For maintaining the Perl DBD::mysql module.
French error messages.
Czech error messages.
Polish error messages.
Spanish error messages.
Norwegian error messages and testing of Version 3.21.#.
Russian error messages.
Italian error messages.
German error messages.
Slovak error messages.
Romanian error messages.
Hungarian error messages.
Portuguese error messages.
Danish error messages
Ideas for secure checking of DNS hostnames.
Some support for Chinese (BIG5) characters.
A lot of functionality for the Chinese (GBK) character set.
FROM_UNIXTIME( ) time formatting, ENCRYPT( ) functions, and bison advisor. Active mailing list member.
Ported (and extended) the benchmark suite to DBI/DBD. Has been of great help with crash-me and running benchmarks. Some new date functions. The mysql_setpermissions script.
Big parts of the Perl DBI/DBD section in the manual.
Proofreading the Reference Manual.
User-definable functions (UDFs); CREATE FUNCTION and DROP FUNCTION.
The AGGREGATE extension to UDF functions.
Help to set up InstallShield for MySQL-Win32.
Mysqlmanager, a Win32 GUI tool for administrating MySQL server.
Porting of MIT-pthreads to NetBSD/Alpha and NetBSD 1.3/i386.
Porting of the MySQL database software to OS/2.
Examples in the MySQL Tutorial.
For making mysqlaccess more secure.
http://www.pspl.co.in/konark/. Help with the Win64 port of the MySQL server.
Configure updates for Tru64, large file support and better TCP wrappers support.
Emulation of pthread_mutex( ) for OS/2.
Extended MERGE tables to handle INSERTS. Active member on the MySQL mailing lists.
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, email@example.com, Ted Deppner firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Simons, and Jaakko Hyvatti.
And lots of bug report/patches from the folks on the mailing list.
A big tribute goes to those who help us answer questions on the email@example.com mailing list:
xmysql-related questions and basic installation questions.
Apache module configuration questions (log & auth), PHP-related questions, SQL syntax-related questions, and other general questions.
Questions pertaining to OS specifics with Linux, SQL syntax, and other things that might need some work.
Using MySQL from PHP and Perl.
Not yet specified, but is flexible and can handle Linux and maybe HP-UX. Will try to get user to use mysqlbug.
Questions about installing MySQL on Linux systems, using either
.rpm files or compiling from source.
Simple billing/license/support/copyright issues.
ODBC and VisualC++ interface questions.
DBD, Linux, some SQL syntax questions.