- My company, Continuent won the award as Corporate Contributor of the year;
- My pet project of the last 7 years, MySQL Sandbox, won the award as Application of …
MySQL Community Awards 2013 were announced earlier today at the MySQL Conference & Expo...
It's time again to award persons, applications and companies in the MySQL Community. This is an annual tradition to highlight and give appreciation to some of the things that make MySQL so great.
The first awards were given out in 2005, and since 2010 the winners have been chosen by a community panel of which myself and Shlomi Noach are the co-secretaries. There has been a public nomination period in January and the final voting is done by a panel who are themselves former winners of the award.
The first category is …[Read more...]
This is a nice blog post from Asher Feldman, Site Architect, Wikipedia on how Wikipedia Adopts MariaDB. If you’re using English or German Wikipedia, or using Wikidata, you’re currently being served by MariaDB 5.5.
The MariaDB Foundation, stewards of the community-maintained open source MariaDB database that is sweeping the Internet, announced today the next steps towards a community-managed governance structure. With the appointment of a new, enlarged Board of Directors and a new interim chief executive, the MariaDB Foundation is now on track to a fully member-led governance in the second half of 2013.
The Board members are now Rasmus Johansson, Andrew Katz, Simon Phipps, Michael “Monty” Widenius, and Jeremy Zawodny. The first act of the new interim Board was to appoint Johansson as Chair and Phipps as Secretary and Chief Executive Officer. …[Read more...]
Join Oracle’s MySQL team on April 22 to celebrate the
general availability of MySQL 5.6. Get together in a relaxed
atmosphere—make a toast, enjoy product demos and fun activities,
and celebrate the MySQL community effort and contributions that
made the latest release possible. Register here today!
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: TechMart Santa Clara
5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA, USA
(1-minute walk …
For reasons that I will blog about in a couple of weeks, several people last week asked me what I think about open core. My answer was that nowadays I don't care much about the topic. Long time readers of this blog might be surprised at such an answer, so I thought this was a good time to reflect on why I don't think it is very important anymore, and more importantly to document the empirical evindence that we now have about open core as a business strategy.
MariaDB is very happy to be accepted as a project in the Google Summer of Code 2013. This will be our first year participating and we’re stoked that we’re one of the accepted organizations. We have an ideas list as always, and we’re expecting to get some great mentors & students to hack on some new code for the MariaDB project (which now comprises not just the server, …[Read more...]
Just a reminder for 2 important MySQL events as they have already been announced:
MySQL Community Reception - “Let’s Celebrate MySQL 5.6
The MySQL Developer Tools team at Oracle is looking for good C++ and/or Python developers to help with the MySQL Workbench project.
In the Workbench team, you’ll be responsible for developing features, maintaining the existing codebase and interact with the community to improve the project.
We’re looking for candidates to work from office at Guadalajara, Mexico or from home in Romania, Ukraine, Portugal, Poland or Czech Republic, with availability to start in the team in late May.
Software Developer, MySQL Workbench
Software Development position responsible …[Read more...]