Five Things Your Need to Know About MySQL is a short article intended for Chief Information Officers warning them that they may have MySQL installed within their company but not to worry! Many in the MySQL world will probably smile (or wince) at the article. I know those of us around MySQL in particular and the Open Source in general are use to FUD, ignorance, and sometime apathy about the software we know and love. The article was intended to be a quick brief for CIOs about MySQL but it falls short in many areas. Maybe we in the MySQL need to find our CIOs and educate them about the product before they get fixated on an article that could do a disservice.