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451 CAOS Links 2009.11.20
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Google launches Chromium project, Terracotta acquires Quartz. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask

# Google launched the Chromium OS open source project, a prelude to the Chrome OS, while Canonical confirmed that it is contributing to the development of Chrome OS.

# Terracotta


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451 CAOS Links 2009.11.13
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Symbian’s future in the balance? All Go for Chrome OS. And more.

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For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask

Symbian’s future in the balance?
The H reported that Samsung is to abandon Symbian in favour of Windows Mobile, Android and the new Samsung bada OS, while Samsung later denied that it


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451 CAOS Links 2009.11.10
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Objectional statements on Oracle-Sun-MySQL. How Google uses Linux. And more.

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Objectional statements
The European Commission communicated its Statement of Objections to Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems to those involved, prompting Oracle to claim the EC has a profound misunderstanding of database competition and open source, the US DoJ to reiterate its position that Oracle’s acquisition of Sun is unlikely to be anticompetitive and an EC spokesperson to explain that concern over


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451 CAOS Links 2009.11.06
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Funambol acquires Zapatec. Open source gains Closure. And more.

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For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask

# Funambol acquired Zapatec, an AJAX web 2.0 frameworks vendor.

# The top ten issues facing open source users, according to Mark Radcliffe.

# Google open sourced its Closure


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451 CAOS Links 2009.10.06
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Patents. M&A. Adoption. Business strategies. And more.

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This bumper edition of 451 CAOS Links is brought to you courtesy of the Open World Forum’s temperamental wireless connection.

Patents
# Red Hat urged the Supreme Court to to make clear that it excludes software from patentability, while the SFLC and the FSF also filed briefs with the US Supreme Court arguing against software patents.

Investment and M&A
# The WSJ reported



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A year in review; new direction.
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It has been more than a year since my self-imposed hiatus from serious MySQL development started and I think it is about time that I get back into the saddle. I have a handful of working prototypes but I should get the code out there, back into the community.I learned a bunch of stuff during the past year at Google but in the end, working on JavaScript, HTML/CSS and Google proprietary languages
MySQL2GoogleSpreadsheets
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I've managed to find a way to connect MySQL directly to Google Spreadsheets and although that its not yet perfect, it does show a lot of potential.
You will have a MySQL table directly fed into Google Spreadsheets. From there, you could do some charts, highlights some trends or simply share the data as is with our people in our out of your organization is a secure way.
The end result should look something like this:

What you will need:A Linux Server with Apache and MySQLA Google Apps Premier accountGoogle Secure Data Connector installed on your Linux server

SDCInstalling the SDC is a bit tricky but not too difficult and there is a lot of documentation as





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The Open Source Events Calendar
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Kudos to Lenz, who, acting on an idea launched by Ronald Bradford some time ago, has put together a comprehensive calendar of open source events. Most of them are somehow related to the MySQL ecosystem, but there is no limitation to what the calendar contains.
Here is the announcement, with the instructions to use and contribute to the calendar.
In addition to informing you about the events, this calendar does also tell you when a deadline is approaching. Using




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451 CAOS Links 2009.08.07
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Monty Widenius dissects MySQL’s dual license. Intuit moves to the EPL. And more.

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# Monty Widenius blogged about the apparent changes to the dual licensing of MySQL.

# Intuit announced that its code.intuit.com will be moving from CPL to EPL.

# Matt Asay asked whether Google’s open source advocacy might be a scheme to lower the value of patents.

# Vision Mobile’s Andreas Constantinou explained the differences between open source licenses and governance models.


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A Remote-Attendee’s Look at OSCON
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Another year and another successful OSCON has been concluded. While I didn’t attend this year’s conference, let me hereby offer some reflections — basing it on reading blogs and talking to attendees both in person and over Twitter (I’m glad to see both the @MySQL and @MySQL_Community Twitter accounts have a large and quickly growing list of followers).

Let me start by highlighting the

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Free Business Intelligence - Come Get Some
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Image by dannysullivan via Flickr

Apparently, Google and Panorama Software has been giving away free analytical and data-mining capabilities within Google Spreadsheets for a while now.

So to spread the word, here is the tutorial page:http://www.panoramasoftware.com/google/pivot-table-overview.html
and here are 2 interviews discussing the product:


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As license issues swirl, a new CAOS report
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There has been no shortage of lively discussion on open source software licenses with recent shifts in the top licenses, perspectives on the licenses or lack of them for networked, SaaS and cloud-based software, increased prominence of a Microsoft open source license and concern over the openness (or closedness, depending on your perspedtive) of the latest devices. Amid all of it, we’re pleased to present our latest long-form report, CAOS 12 - The Myth of Open Source License

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Hello Facebook!
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Today is my first day at Facebook. I am thrilled to be here. This is a great opportunity for me to work on hard problems with talented people. I expect to continue making MySQL faster.

You can friend me on Facebook. I have started a Facebook group on which MySQL can be discussed. I will start posting there soon. But this is a group so you are welcome to join and post.

I will be at the Velocity Conference on Tuesday evening. Will anyone else who deploys MySQL be in town?
The commercialisation of Memcached
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There has been a significant increase in interest in the Memcached, the open source distributed memory object-caching system, in recent months, as a number of vendors look to exploit its popularity in Web 2.0 and social networking environments.

Like Hadoop, which has become the focus of a number of commercial plays, it would appear that the time is right for commercialization of Memcached. But what is it, here did it come from, and what are the chances for vendors to rake in serious cash? Here are the details.

What is it?
Pronounced mem-cash-dee, Memcached was originally created by Danga Interactive (the developer of LiveJournal, which was acquired by Six Apart in 2005) to speed up the performance of dynamic Web applications by alleviating database load. Memcached has become an industry standard for improving the performance of

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A quick look at Google Fusion Tables
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I was curious about Google Fusion Tables, and gave it a try.
I uploaded the employees table from the employees test database, 16 MB of data, about 300,000 rows. Since the maximum limit per table is 100 MB, I expected interesting results.
However, one of my first tests, with aggregation was quite disappointing.
A simple group by gender was executed in about 30 seconds.

InnoDB on my laptop did a much better job:

select gender , count(*) from employees group by gender;






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Google Goodies and Lego
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Dear Kettle friends,

Will Gorman and Mike D’Amour, Senior Developers at Pentaho, are presenting Pentaho’s Google integration work at the Google I/O Developer Conference. (at the Sandbox area to be specific)   Yesterday, Pentaho announced that much.

Here are a few of the integration points:

  • Google maps dashboard (available in the Pentaho BI server you can download)
  • A new Google Docs step was created for Pentaho Data Integration Enterprise Edition
  • Running (AVI, 30MB) the Pentaho BI server on
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Microsoft revenues decline
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It's interesting that just as Apple announced surprisingly positive quarterly results, Microsoft announced their first decline in sales revenues in 23 years.  While Microsoft is not in any kind

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Can't wait for table change logs.
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At today's keynote by Mark Callaghan one of the new options he talked about are table change logs. He mentioned they might be of use to external applications, like Flexviews, which he mentioned but not directly. He asked if the guy who wrote it was in the audience, so I got to wave my hand and yell 'Flexviews!'.

I caught up with Mark at the Facebook party this evening. I had a chance to talk to him not only about the change logs, but also about Kickfire and the SQL chip. He asked me what I thought about working at Kickfire and I smiled and said I love it. I think I said "I've never been able to join a billion row table to a hundred million row table, sort, group and get results back in less than a minute" and I'm sure the smile never left my face.

As far as the table change logs, he verified:

  • The global transaction id will be stored in the table

  • OLD







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Expanding Google's InnoDB Synchronization Improvements to Solaris
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There is much excitement today at the launch of MySQL 5.4 (http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/generate-article.php?id=1602), so I will relate my story about a project I contributed to this new version.

When we started looking at performance improvements for MySQL, we were interested in "low hanging fruit", or fixes and changes that could reap measurable benefits for users in the short term.

An obvious candidate at that time was the now well-known Google SMP patch. I had seen Mark Callaghan present on this at the MySQL User Conference in 2008, and was interested to investigate.

I was pretty new to InnoDB at that time, and was soon to discover that InnoDB was possibly experiencing poor scalability around its mutexes and read-write locks because InnoDB had a private

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MySQL 5.4 Scaling to 16 way x86 and 64-way CMT Servers
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The release of the MySQL 5.4 contains patches which
increases the scalability of the MySQL Server. I am planning to blog
about those changes in some detail over the next few days. This blog
will give an introduction and show what the overall results we have
achieved are.

The changes we have done in MySQL 5.4 to improve scalability and
the ability to monitor the MySQL Server are:

1) Google SMP patch
2) Google IO patches
3) Update of many antiquated defaults in the MySQL Server
4) New InnoDB Thread Concurrency algorithm
5) Improved Spinloop in InnoDB mutexes and RW-locks
6) A couple of performance fixes backported from 6.0
7) Operating system specific optimisations
8) Ported the Google SMP patch to Solaris x86 and SPARC and work
underway for Windows and Intel compiler as well
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MySQL 5.4 Acknowledgements
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The work started when MySQL was acquired by Sun has now started to bear
fruit. Very soon after the acquisition a Sun team was formed to assist
the MySQL performance team on improving the scalability of the MySQL
server. At the same time also Google have been very active in improving
scalability of InnoDB. MySQL 5.4 scalability improvements is very much
the result of the efforts from the MySQL Performance team, the Sun
performance team and the Google efforts.

It's extremely fruitful to work with such a competent set of people. The
Sun team has experience from scaling Oracle, DB2, Informix and so forth
and knows extremely well how the interaction of software and hardware
affects performance. The Google patches have shown themselves to be of
excellent quality. From our internal testing we found two bugs in the
early












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Expanding Google's InnoDB Synchronization Improvements to Solaris
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There is much excitement today at the launch of MySQL 5.4 (http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/generate-article.php?id=1602), so I will relate my story about a project I contributed to this new version.

When we started looking at performance improvements for MySQL, we were interested in "low hanging fruit", or fixes and changes that could reap measurable benefits for users in the short term.

An obvious candidate at that time was the now well-known Google SMP patch. I had seen Mark Callaghan present on this at the MySQL User Conference in 2008, and was interested to investigate.

I was pretty new to InnoDB at that time, and was soon to discover that InnoDB was possibly experiencing poor scalability around its mutexes and read-write locks because InnoDB had a private

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Expanding Google's InnoDB Synchronization Improvements to Solaris
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There is much excitement today at the launch of MySQL 5.4 (http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/generate-article.php?id=1602), so I will relate my story about a project I contributed to this new version.

When we started looking at performance improvements for MySQL, we were interested in "low hanging fruit", or fixes and changes that could reap measurable benefits for users in the short term.

An obvious candidate at that time was the now well-known Google SMP patch. I had seen Mark Callaghan present on this at the MySQL User Conference in 2008, and was interested to investigate.

I was pretty new to InnoDB at that time, and was soon to discover that InnoDB was possibly experiencing poor scalability around its mutexes and read-write locks because InnoDB had a private

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Nasty Safari bug not fixed since December :(
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A rotten little apple by Ashley Harding

Apple has had a nasty Safari bug since December which breaks SmugMug, Facebook, Gmail, and lots of US banks.

3 months later, it’s still not fixed. Your only option is to use Firefox if you’re affected.

Apple’s known about the problem since December, and has lots of internal bugs on the issue (30+ I last heard). (For my

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Google Summer of Code 2009
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The time is just running and it's already time, again, for students to apply for this year's Google Summer of Code program. PHP and MySQL are among the list of 150 participating organizations. So if you're a student and are interested to learn how OpenSource works, do some networking with some famous people or just want a Google T-Shirt it's your time to take a look at the different idea pages (PHP, MySQL, others) or come up with an own idea and apply. Oh if accepted you even can earn some money as part of the program ...
Google Summer of Code: Help improve MySQL documentation!
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MySQL is participating in Google Summer of Code 2009 (GSoC for short), and so is the MySQL documentation team. We've just put our ideas on this page; you might want to have a look if you're interested in applying for a GSoc project.

One of the projects is purely technical and doesn't involve writing any documentation, but rather improving the technique that goes on behind the scenery.

The other project does involve writing documentation, but it's mostly (if not exclusively) about creating examples for the Connectors & APIs chapter of

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Easy server testing with MySQL Sandbox
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MySQL Sandbox 2.0.18 introduces a new feature, changing port. You can now change the listening port for a sandboxed server, either as a standalone operation, or while moving it, using the sbtool.
There is a feature in the Sandbox, introduced in 2.0.13, that makes really easy to test servers in special conditions. If you need to start or restart a server using an option that you know you will need only for the next test, you can add the option to the command line invocation of the start or restart scripts.




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MySQL participates in Google Summer of Code 2009!
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I was a little worried last week with regards to our Google Summer of Code status, but I’m glad to see that MySQL has been accepted, for a third year running, for the Google Summer of Code 2009.

Mentors & students alike, check out the ideas page. You as a student can even submit ideas, and we’ll look for a mentor for you, naturally.

Things we’re looking for:

  • Simple bug fixes
  • Improvements in documentation of code
  • Test suite improvements
  • New features, but simple
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Hurting the little guy?
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Today I come back from the dentist, if that wasn’t bad enough news, I get an email from Google AdWords titled Your Google AdWords Approval Status.

In the email, all my AdWords campaigns are now disapproved, because of:

SUGGESTIONS:
-> Ad Content: Please remove the following trademark from your ad:
mysql.

Yeah right. I can’t put the word ‘MySQL’ in my ads. How are people to now find me? It would appear that many ads have been pulled not just mine. Is this a proactive measure by Google? is this a complaint from the MySQL trademark holder Sun Microsystems?

I’d like any comment, feedback or suggestions on how one can proceed here.

It reminds me of the days CentOS advertised itself as an “Open source provider of a popular North American Operating System”, or something of that nature.

Google Summer of Code 2009
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After checking with the relevant parties, MySQL has just submitted an application for the Google Summer of Code 2009. We’ve successfully participated in SoC during 2007, and 2008, and we’re hoping to get another shot at SoC, for our third year running.

What is Summer of Code? It means different things to many different people. If you’re a student, it means you get to hack on MySQL and the related products, and churn out code, that over eleven million people use, while you sit on the beach in your bathers! And when successful, you get a nice wad of cash even!

If you’re a mentor, it

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