MariaDB: drop-in replacement for MySQL
MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance.
MariaDB is brought to you by the MariaDB Foundation. Please read the CREDITS file for details about the MariaDB Foundation, and who is developing MariaDB.
MariaDB is developed by many of the original developers of MySQL who now work for the MariaDB Foundation and the MariaDB Corporation, and by many people in the community.
MySQL, which is the base of MariaDB, is a product and trademark of Oracle Corporation, Inc. For a list of developers and other contributors, see the Credits appendix. You can also run 'SHOW authors' to get a list of active contributors.
A description of the MariaDB project and a manual can be found at:
As MariaDB is a full replacement of MySQL, the MySQL manual at http://dev.mysql.com/doc is generally applicable.
More help is available from the Maria Discuss mailing list https://launchpad.net/~maria-discuss and the #maria IRC channel on Freenode.
MariaDB is specifically available only under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2). (I.e. Without the "any later version" clause.) This is inherited from MySQL. Please see the README file in the MySQL distribution for more information.
License information can be found in the COPYING, COPYING.LESSER, and COPYING.thirdparty files.
Bug and/or error reports regarding MariaDB should be submitted at https://mariadb.org/jira
Bugs in the MySQL code can also be submitted at https://bugs.mysql.com
The code for MariaDB, including all revision history, can be found at: https://github.com/MariaDB/server