The following individuals and organizations contributed to the initial development of the Sakila sample database. This historical list is no longer updated.
Roland Bouman: provided valuable feedback throughout the development process, contributed sample views and stored procedures.
Ronald Bradford: developed the first sample application for use with the Sakila sample database.
Dave Jaffe: provided schema used in Dell whitepaper and secured permission to use parts thereof in the Sakila sample database.
Giuseppe Maxia: provided valuable feedback throughout the development process, populated some of the sample data, provided some of the sample views and triggers.
For v1.0, he combined sakila and sakila-spatial by adding MySQL version specific comments within the SQL files.
Jay Pipes: provided some of the sample stored procedures.
Zak Greant: provided advice and feedback on licensing.
In addition to the individuals mentioned previously, various other individuals at MySQL and in the MySQL community have provided feedback during the course of development.