When MySQL was sold to Sun, Michael Widenius walked away with something like the equivalent of £15 million.
It's interesting how MariaDB is effectively facing financial problems yet the millionaire responsible for its existence doesn't want to help.
He no longer sits on the board for MariaDB? No shit.
If you can't piece together this information to work out how little he cares about any of this (besides the money, naturally) then I really don't know what to tell you.