""MySQL has been management driven and not development
driven for the last four years, " Widenius said. "Sun is getting us
back to our roots with more of a community focused. The area that
we have totally failed in the last four years is our community."
Widenius noted that in the past several years MySQL has been
slow to react to patch requests coming from the community.
Development overall has also been slower than it should have been.
The MySQL 5.1 release was recently announced and followed the 5.0
release by two and a half years."