"Michael 'Monty' Widenius is the designer and lead programmer
for the MySQL database. His database software programming dates
back to 1978 and his work with TCX DataKonsult AB, to 1981. Since
1995, Monty has been the primary force behind MySQL, devoting his
time to product strategies, software design, and the development
and reviewing of MySQL source code...
"I know that MySQL really isn't made to work specifically
with PHP alone, but since they're so popular together do you think
there might be some type of collaboration in the future? And if so,
can you give us any details? If that question doesn't make any
sense, do you like beans?
"Yes, we have are very interested in a close collaboration with
the PHP people. In fact, we already work closely with them to
ensure that the MySQL interface that is included with the latest
PHP versions are kept up to date. We are also adding new
functionality to MySQL that will help PHP users.."