Use the Fork Luke!
Have you ever wondered "What If" about a project? Ever been one of the maintainers of a letter in the LAMP alphabet soup and wondered what happened if you forked your own project? Drizzle is our fork of the MySQL server. It sets its aim at a particular problem, the websphere, and goes all out to work really well in this environment.
This is story of how we forked the project and how we got people to join the revolution. Drizzle is about technology as well as about trying to implement open source practices within a project.
Brian Aker is the Director of Technology for MySQL^h^h^h^h^hSun. At Sun he helps set
direction for technology and looks for opportunies to harness and shape the
MySQL^h^h^h^hDrizzle database for efforts in Web and the cloud. In his copious amounts of free time he works on
Apache and Perl modules, libmemcached, and hacks on the Asterisk Telephony System (hence
never has a working home phone number). In the past, he has been involved with projects for the Army Engineer
Corps, The Virtual Hospital, Splunk, Grazr, and Slashdot. He lives in Seattle with his dog Rosalynd.