You'd think that with all of its success (financial and reputation), MySQL would be resting on its laurels. Nope. You'd think that the company had already built up a significant community around its database, and could sit back and munch on the fruit of its labors. Nope.
Instead, MySQL has done what Dave and I have been arguing any successful open source company must do: employ someone whose full-time job is to foster and build community. A Chief Community Officer, as it were.
The article continues at http://weblog.infoworld.com/openresource/archives/2005/10/finally_an_open.html