In a comment to my posting on MySQL 5.0 getting bug free, Lukas Smith wants MySQL to promote PDO.
I had a chat with Georg Richter about this. He tells me he is working on a PDBC ("JDBC for PHP") specification and prototype which allows people
a) to write database independent programs
b) to migrate easily from or to other applications (e.g. Java)
c) write powerful applications
d) to reuse existing code written in Java or C++.
Georg's goal for the upcoming OSDBCON (and PHP Conference) is to find some people from other OS DB projects which like the idea and would like to contribute to PDBC.
So, if you want to be involved in PDBC, talk to Georg at the OS DB Conference 8-9 November 2005 in Frankfurt (where I will also give a presentation on "10 Years of MySQL: Building a Commercial Open Source Software Company").