Day two of the conference was a little disappointing, as far as
sessions went. There were several time blocks where I simply
wasn’t interested in any of the sessions. Instead, I went to the
expo hall and tried to pry straight answers out of sly
salespeople. Here’s what I attended.
Paying It Forward: Harnessing the MySQL Contributory Resources
This was a talk focused on how MySQL has made it possible for
community members to contribute to MySQL. There was quite a bit
of talk about IRC channels, mailing lists, and the like. However,
the talk gave short shrift to how MySQL plans to become truly
open source (in terms of its development model, not its license).
I think there was basically nothing to talk about there. I had a
good conversation about some of my concerns with the speaker and
some others from MySQL right afterwards.
There was basically nobody there — I didn’t count, but I’d say
maybe 10 or 12 people. I …[Read more]