MySQL has been very good to the open-source world. In turn, I'd like to see if we can give something back.
Andrii Nikitin is one of MySQL's support engineers based in Ukraine. As Zack Urlocker recently posted on his blog, however, Andrii has a major concern right now which has nothing to do with customer support:Andrii's son Ivan, who is 2 1/2, is in need of a bone marrow transplant operation. This will require going to a clinic in Europe that will not be covered by regular insurance. So Andrii has aksed to see if we could help raise funds. The cost is expected to be $150,000 - $250,000. A huge amount for an engineer from Ukraine to cover. But a small amount by many people could make a big difference.
Consistent with your interest and means, I'd encourage you to help Andrii out.
As for how to donate, here are the details:… Read more