Supporting continuity and open collaboration

Posts by Otto Kekäläinen

New MariaDB Foundation staff member sponsored by Tencent Cloud: Bin Cheng

The MariaDB Foundation is happy to announce that a new staff member, Bin Cheng, has started working as a Senior Developer of MariaDB. Bin’s work is sponsored by Tencent Cloud, and he also holds the title of Expert Engineer at Tencent Cloud. Tencent is one of the largest IT companies in China and the world, […]

Position open for an experienced open source C/C++ developer

The MariaDB Foundation is looking to expand its staff with one or two part-time or full-time C/C++ developers. We are looking in particular for people with a deep understanding of how open source works, how collaboration is fostered, how licenses and copyright work, how tools like git and test suites are best used and so […]

2016 in the MariaDB Foundation

We have been very busy in 2016 and early 2017 so this yearly report is long overdue, but we are glad we can report on so many positive things. Good growth has been visible all over the MariaDB ecosystem, and the mariadb.org website had almost 1.9 million page views in 2016, a growth of 72% […]

MariaDB.org page views increased by 77%

It is over a year since the overhauled MariaDB.org was published. We immediately got a lot of positive feedback and now looking at the statistics a year later we are glad to report that the number of visits has grown by 28% and the amount of page views has grown a whopping 77% from 1,1 million […]

Extended maintenance period for MariaDB 5.5

As the maintenance policy of the MariaDB Foundation states, we are committed to maintaining each release for 5 years. As MariaDB 5.5 was announced for General Availability in 2012, the five year mark will soon be passed. However, since MariaDB 5.5 is widely used in many major Linux distributions in production use at the moment, […]

New MariaDB Foundation staff member sponsored by Alibaba: Lixun Peng

The MariaDB Foundation is happy to announce that today a new staff member, Lixun Peng, has started working as a Senior Developer of MariaDB. Lixun’s work is sponsored by Alibaba, and he also holds the title of Staff Database Engineer at Alibaba Cloud. Alibaba is a China-based e-commerce company founded in 1999. It has grown […]

MariaDB Server is a true open source project

The mission of the MariaDB Foundation is to ensure continuity and open collaboration in the MariaDB ecosystem. We facilitate the development of the MariaDB Server and the related connectors as listed on our GitHub account. Core to us is to enable and foster collaboration so that contributing is meaningful and produces results for everybody. Here are […]

MariaDB Foundation financial report for 2015

The 2015 accounting for the MariaDB Foundation has been completed and the key figures are: Total income: 272 827,95 USD Total expenses: 276 684,73 USD Net income after adjustments: 1 337,34 USD Staff costs were about 240 000 USD. Travel costs were only about 3 000 USD. The remaining 35 000 USD is administration (accounting, finances, […]

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