In its 20 month existance, Osimis has received numerous requests from the Orthanc community to write a MySQL storage plugin for Orthanc. Though many feel the pain of not having this plugin available, none really want to support the cost of actually paying for the entirety of the development of this plugin.
About the plugin
Orthanc currently supports the following PostgreSQL, SQLite and MongoDB as DB Backends. We plan to add a MySQL plugin to the list of open-source plugins. MySQL is very popular in open source and will help out lots of Orthanc users.
We evaluate the work to be performed to one man month to implement the plugin, test and package the plugin for Windows, OSX and Linux.
What you get
Once the plugin is developed, it will be open-sourced (under AGPL-3 license) like many other Orthanc plugins and everybody will be able to use it.
Other ways you can help
If you can't contribute with money, you can help:
By testing the software and report issues. Submitting patches Writing documentation
Sébastien holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Liège (Belgium). His interests include health informatics, computer vision, machine learning, and software engineering.
His research work in theoretical computer science was notably acknowledged by the IBM Belgium Award in 2002. Between 2011 and 2016, he worked as medical imaging engineer at the University Hospital of Liège, where he laid the basis of the free and open-source Orthanc ecosystem for medical imaging. For his work on Orthanc, Sébastien received the 2014 Award for the Advancement of Free Software from the Free Software Foundation (FSF), as well as the Best e-Health Project Award from the Agoria Federation (2015).
Sébastien was promoted as "Chevalier du Mérite Wallon" in 2015, and as one of the Digital Wallonia Champions. He now acts as the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Osimis, where he is in charge of the R&D of the Orthanc ecosystem.