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MySQL Mug and Ten Years of MySQL and PHP

timothy posted more than 8 years ago | from the how-many-landlords-work-at-mysql dept.

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Jamesday writes "Monty Widenius accepted a plaque celebrating ten years of MySQL and PHP at LinuxTag. Until the end of June MySQL also has some 10th anniversary MySQL mugs on sale which feature the names of all MySQL employees in April 2005, about 200 people who can personally testify that you can make a living from open source software. Since Slashdot and MySQL share many users in common, I asked the MySQL community manager to give some mugs away to the Slashdot crowd. An arbitrary number of registered Slashdot posters, at least one, whose answers are closest to the exact date when MySQL 1.0 was first released internally will get one. Answers in response to this post, 24 hour time limit; no employees, former employees, their relatives or others we think should be ineligible. Winner(s) will be notified by a reply to their post."

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Let's try... (1)

KinkifyTheNation (823618) | more than 8 years ago | (#12929476)

May 15, 1995?

Re:Let's try... (1)

hdparm (575302) | more than 8 years ago | (#12929596)

Since you forgot to claim 1st post, I hope you'll at least get a mug, as a consolation prize.

Re:Let's try... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12941582)

I'd take the mug over first post anyday.

May 16th.. (1)

Gopal.V (532678) | more than 8 years ago | (#12929496)

Since this is in June... the internal release must have been in mid May . Anyway, I just picked it because it's my birtday ;)

ok (2, Informative)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 8 years ago | (#12929536)

May the 28th 1995 , at 2:37 PM and 13 seconds
Big shout out to Nostrodamus for that one

"There is also a reference to three years and seven months of peace before the war. Breytenbach told the newspaper that he suddenly realized that the Dayton peace accord was signed Nov. 21, 1995 and that adding three years and seven months to that brings us to the end of June 1999. But that Nostradamus passage is open to other interpretations. An alternative is that an alien being (King of Terror) will descend from the sky, destroying and enslaving humankind.""
Which clearly means that Mysql was released on may the 28th accounting for nostrodamus and his eccentricities in adding extra months and 2 days. Clearly the king of terror relates to mysql

Dictionary... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12929543)

Mug. n. a someone who chose to use mysql when other were available....

Ten year anniversary and Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12929553)

Dec 10, 1994 perhaps? Assuming the delay is about six months or so.

Feb 28th '95 (1)

whatever3003 (536979) | more than 8 years ago | (#12929632)

February 28th 1995 -- my b.day :)

absolutley no research went into the making of this claim.

Re:Feb 28th '95 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12929988)

Wow, you're only 10 years old?

Re:Feb 28th '95 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12930150)

Or checking the accuracy of the spelling ;)

March 1, 1995 (1)

Craig Maloney (1104) | more than 8 years ago | (#12929852)

My guess is March 1, 1995.

I'm probably wrong though.

I'm always a bit off on these things.

I'm so depressed.

I'm going to guess.... (1)

Sentry21 (8183) | more than 8 years ago | (#12930029)

The second of May, '95. Why not? It must have been in May, they started with the mugs a while back, and it makes sense to release at the start or end of the month.

It's an open source project... (0)

ThePlague (30616) | more than 8 years ago | (#12930122)

So it's a trick question; 1.0 hasn't been released yet (last stable version 0.9.8.2137, latest nightly 0.9.9.3334), but real soon now!

April 12 (1)

slashflood (697891) | more than 8 years ago | (#12930131)

April 12

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April 27, 1995 (1)

Metasquares (555685) | more than 8 years ago | (#12930273)

There's just something about getting the employees to sign the mug in April... and this keeps with it being a Thursday (if that's more than just a rumor) and happens to be very close to the day that this article was posted.

April 1st, 1980. (1)

sporty (27564) | more than 8 years ago | (#12930353)

After all, we are talking about a DB with lackluster features and poorer performance compared to other databases.

May 5th 1995 (1)

McCarron (689690) | more than 8 years ago | (#12930570)

Well it was released on "Cinco De MySQL" of course. 5-5-95... no research, just an arbitary guess.

Digging gave me... (1)

Nos. (179609) | more than 8 years ago | (#12931161)

I'm going to guess Febuary 20th 1995. I saw a date in some old docs of March 5th and figure it predates that.

I bid $1, Bob (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12934778)

I learned this on The Price is Right. Wait, what are we guessing?

April 20th, 1995 (1)

BeBoxer (14448) | more than 8 years ago | (#12935391)

Seems like as good a guess as any. The hive mind seems to think it was in the spring, and that's my birthday. We'll go with 04/20/1995. Or is that 20/04/1995?

14.04.1995 (1)

dot.solipsist (895369) | more than 8 years ago | (#12936463)

I love MySQL and I love my Mother. Therefore, my Mother and MySQL must share a birthday.

Re:14.04.1995 (1)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 8 years ago | (#12940078)

If your mothers only ten , that must make you the youngest poster on slashdot by a considerable amount. You must be somewhere between 0 and - 30

Typo (1)

DaracMarjal (513394) | more than 8 years ago | (#12939741)

Yet another typo graces the front page of Slashdot. Of course, what they meant to say was:

"No employees, former employees, their relatives or others, we think, should be ineligible." Hurrah for inclusivity.

Re:Typo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#12940189)

No, they had it right. 'We think' isn't being used as an appositive. Those who are ineligible are employees, former employees, relatives, and anyone else that they think should be ineligible.
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