MySQL Hall of Fame
Friendly reminder that public nominations for MySQL Community Awards 2013 are open for another week. Please nominate persons, applications or companies/organizations that you think deserve it.
For inspiration, you may want to refresh your memory about winners from past years. They are all listed in the table below. Trivia: Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP and inventor of the SQL LIMIT clause is a winner of this award.
|Community Contributor||Application||Corporate Contributor|
Sheeri Kabral, Sarah Novotny, Gerardo Narvaja
Oracle's MySQL Community team
Kai 'Oswald' Seidler
Sheeri Kritzer Kabal
|YouTube (owned by Google)
|Carahsoft Technology Corp.
|Nokia (GSM network)
InnoDB (owned by Oracle)
In addition a special "Acquirer of the Year" award, consisting of a very large bottle of Absolut Vodka, was given out in 2008 to Sun / Jonathan Schwartz and in 2009 to Oracle / Ken Jacobs (that had acquired Sun only 24 hours earlier).
The winners have been selected by MySQL AB / Sun Microsystems personnel until 2009, and by an independent community panel after that. For obvious reasons the community panel does not award a "Partner of the Year" but instead a "Corporate Contributor" category was created to award entities that sponsor or contribute to the MySQL community in significant ways. In a sense, they are "partners" of the MySQL community?
Even if this is posted in my blog, I intend to maintain this page also as new winners are selected in future years.