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Computerworld: MySQL Breaks Into the Data Center

Oct 20, 2003, 18:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hall)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"MySQL infuriated a janitor one night in the New York headquarters of The Associated Press. Because of a successful adoption of the open-source database, the IT staffers there figured they no longer needed their DB2 manuals. So they dumped them all in the trash.

"'He looked at the manuals, and there were stacks of them, got angry, said he'd come back for them later and stormed out,' recalls Michael Welles, a database consultant on the project. 'All because of MySQL...'"

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