Looking at MySQL contributor agreement
I can’t help but thinking FOSS contributors are considered pretty poorly by the
industry. Keep in mind, MySQL has been bought by SUN for a whooping $1B. So
assuming that some 1,000 guys contributed to the bulk of the code, guess what
“feature contributors” are rewarded with nowadays?
If you answered $1M ($1B / 1,000 = $1M a pop!) you’ve lost. But don’t worry, MySQL is generous, kinda ... in the same way past century explorers were generous with indigenous nations. Judge by yourself:
At the sole discretion of MySQL, you will get to choose 2 (and only 2 you cheater!) of the following items:
- a currently available title from the MySQL Press as then-listed on their site
- a discount of US $100 off the applicable fee for attending a MySQL training class or user conference sponsored by MySQL
- a MySQL branded shirt
- a donation of US $100 to the Free Software Foundation.
Who needs outsourcing when you can do fancy-goods trade instead?