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MySQL University: MySQL Galera Multi-Master Replication
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This Thursday (February 11th, 14:00 UTC), Seppo Jaakola & Alex Yurchenko will talk about MySQL Galera Multi-Master Replication. Galera provides synchronous multi-master replication and uses a certification-based replication method for replicating transaction write sets in a DBMS cluster. The replication method requires close co-operation with database transaction processing and DMBS must support a specific replication API to be compatible with Galera. Codership has integrated Galera replication in the InnoDB storage engine, and the resulting MySQL/Galera cluster product has been published as a production-ready GA release in December

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Copyrights and wrongs
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One of the issues I have with the Free Software approach is that advocates have habit of throwing the baby out with the bathwater when discussing issues that they see as in any way negative to free software.

I was reminded of this while reading Bradley M. Kuhn’s criticism of Mark Shuttleworth’s reported views on copyright assignment.

Having read the original interview with Mark, and then Bradley’s response, it is pretty clear that the two have very different perspectives on copyright assignment: Mark is speaking from the perspective of a commercial business, Bradley form that of a non-profit foundation.

The two entities have very different

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451 CAOS Links 2010.02.06
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Matt Asay joins Canonical. Paula Hunter joins the CodePlex Foundation. And more.

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

# Matt Asay joined Canonical as chief operating officer.

# Paula Hunter was named executive director of the CodePlex Foundation.

# Actuate recorded $6.5m in BIRT-related business for Q4; annual BIRT-related business of $18.2m up 18%.

# Glyn Moody outlined The Great Oracle Experiment.

# The Symbian Foundation confirmed the 100% open source Symbian


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451 CAOS Links 2010.02.02
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Oracle’s plans for Sun’s OSS. The UK’s updated OSS strategy. And more.

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

Oracle’s plans for Sun’s OSS
# Oracle’s MySQL strategy slide.

# eWeek reported that database thought leaders are divided on Oracle MySQL.

# Savio Rodrigues and Computerworld on Oracle’s plans for MySQL, other open source assets.

# Zack Urlocker is leaving Oracle/Sun/MySQL.

# Red Hat’s Mark Little



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MySQL University: Optimizing Queries with EXPLAIN
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This Thursday (February 4th, 14:00 UTC), Morgan Tocker will talk about Optimizing Queries with Explain. Morgan was a technical instructor at MySQL and works for Percona today.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser to this page. You need a browser with a working Flash plugin. You may register for a Dimdim account, but you don't have to. (Dimdim is the conferencing system we're using for MySQL University sessions. It provides integrated voice streaming, chat, whiteboard, session recording, and more.) All MySQL University sessions are
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MySQL University: Optimizing Queries with EXPLAIN
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This Thursday (February 4th, 14:00 UTC), Morgan Tocker will talk about Optimizing Queries with Explain. Morgan was a technical instructor at MySQL and works for Percona today.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser to this page. You need a browser with a working Flash plugin. You may register for a Dimdim account, but you don't have to. (Dimdim is the conferencing system we're using for MySQL University sessions. It provides integrated voice streaming, chat, whiteboard, session recording, and more.) All MySQL University sessions
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MySQL University: Optimizing Queries with EXPLAIN
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This Thursday (February 4th, 14:00 UTC), Morgan Tocker will talk about Optimizing Queries with Explain. Morgan was a technical instructor at MySQL and works for Percona today.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser to this page. You need a browser with a working Flash plugin. You may register for a Dimdim account, but you don't have to. (Dimdim is the conferencing system we're using for MySQL University sessions. It provides integrated voice streaming, chat, whiteboard, session recording, and more.) All MySQL University
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Summary of Post-Oracle Links and Changes
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This running entry collects key announcements related to Oracle's Acquisition of Sun; some from the Jan 27th event, some from companion webcasts, and some later announcements.

The main theme of the acquisition is "We're Changing the Way you Buy, Run and Manage Business Systems".

Main Entry Points:

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Forward – into the future
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Looking back at the short-term, it wasn’t long since MySQL was bought by Sun, and yesterday the deal with Oracle was finalized.

I want to take this time to thank everyone involved in MySQL and the surrounding community for their hard work, and express my wishes that you look forward to the future and what it might hold, I am sure it will be great.

I think that if done correctly, we as a community can benefit from these changes in the long run, so let’s look forward rather than backward.

On a sidenote, mysql.com (http://www.mysql.com) is quite slow today, perhaps as a result of high load due to masses of people wanting to check out the news. However, sun.com has now been redirected to Oracle.com.

Turns out however that things such as the documentation is still missing, hopefully it will return soon. As an

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451 CAOS Links 2010.01.27
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Oracle closes Sun acquisition. The state of the union at Red Hat. And more.

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

# Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

# Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst discussed the current State of the Union at Red Hat.

# Oracle told eWeek Java will be “business as usual”.

# CNet published Scott McNealy’s farewell email to Sun employees.

# The WSJ reported that Larry Ellison plans to add 2,000 sales and engineering


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Scott McNealy's Final Goodbye
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I met Scott McNealy several times over the last year in customer meetings and to talk about Sun's open source strategy.  He's a class act all the way.  He sent out his final email to Sun employees and partners earlier today. 

Here's an excerpt:    

    While it was never the primary vision to be acquired by Oracle, it was always an interesting option. And this huge event is upon us now. Let’s all embrace it with all of the enthusiasm and class and talent that we have to offer.

    This combination has the potential to put Sun, its people, and its technology at the center of yet another industry and game changing inflection point. The opportunity is


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MySQL University: Introduction to the Drizzle Microkernel
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This Thursday (January 28, 17:00 UTC), we'll be resuming our MySQL University sessions with an Introduction to the Drizzle Microkernel by Brian Aker. Brian is located on the US West coast, so the session will start a bit later – see the information in the list of upcoming sessions. Brian started the Drizzle project and is the mastermind behind Drizzle development.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser to
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MySQL University: Introduction to the Drizzle Microkernel
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This Thursday (January 28, 17:00 UTC), we'll be resuming our MySQL University sessions with an Introduction to the Drizzle Microkernel by Brian Aker. Brian is located on the US West coast, so the session will start a bit later – see the information in the list of upcoming sessions. Brian started the Drizzle project and is the mastermind behind Drizzle development.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser
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MySQL University: Introduction to the Drizzle Microkernel
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This Thursday (January 28, 17:00 UTC), we'll be resuming our MySQL University sessions with an Introduction to the Drizzle Microkernel by Brian Aker. Brian is located on the US West coast, so the session will start a bit later – see the information in the list of upcoming sessions. Brian started the Drizzle project and is the mastermind behind Drizzle development.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser
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451 CAOS Links 2010.01.25
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WordPress Foundation formed. Reaction to Oracle-Sun approval. And more.

WordPress Foundation formed
# Matt Mullenwag launched the WordPress Foundation.

Reaction to Oracle-Sun’s EC approval

# In a memo Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz encouraged the company’s employees to emotionally resign from Sun.

# EnterpriseDB and PostgreSQL co-founder Bruce Momjian issued a statement on the EC’s decision to approve Oracle-Sun.

# Mike Hogan





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451 CAOS Links 2010.01.21
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EC approves Oracle-Sun. Google patents MapReduce. And more.

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EC approves Oracle-Sun

The European Commission cleared Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems. While Larry Ellison is set to unveil Oracle’s Sun strategy on January 27th, Monty Widenius said he will go to the Court of First Instance to appeal the decision.

# Pro-open source political party formed in Hungary.

# Google patented MapReduce,





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451 CAOS Links 2010.01.19
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Monty turns his attention to the East. The value of JBoss to Red Hat. 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

# Monty Widenius predicted that the EU will clear Oracle-Sun “any moment”, turning his attention to Russia and China.

# Meanwhile the release candidate of MariaDB 5.1 is now ready


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451 CAOS Links 2010.01.15
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VMware confirms Zimbra buy. Facebook sponsors Apache Foundation. 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

# VMware confirmed its acquisition of Zimbra from Yahoo.

# Facebook became a gold sponsor of the Apache Foundation and outlined its OSS contributions.


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MySQL University: Speakers wanted!
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I may sound like a broken record, but currently we have only three MySQL University sessions scheduled for this year. In 2009, we ran more than 25 sessions, and I'd surely like to get anywhere near that figure.

Anyone who has something technical to say about MySQL qualifies as a speaker. MySQL University sessions take place on Thursday afternoons European time, and normally have between 20 and 30 attendees, but quite a lot of people listen to the recordings when the live sessions' time isn't convenient for them. We're using Dimdim as our conferencing system, so the setup for speakers is very simple: Just grab a headset, start a Flash-enabled browser on either Windows, Mac OS X,


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MySQL University: Speakers wanted!
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I may sound like a broken record, but currently we have only three MySQL University sessions scheduled for this year. In 2009, we ran more than 25 sessions, and I'd surely like to get anywhere near that figure.

Anyone who has something technical to say about MySQL qualifies as a speaker. MySQL University sessions take place on Thursday afternoons European time, and normally have between 20 and 30 attendees, but quite a lot of people listen to the recordings when the live sessions' time isn't convenient for them. We're using Dimdim as our conferencing system, so the setup for speakers is very simple: Just grab a headset, start a Flash-enabled browser on either Windows, Mac OS


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MySQL University: Speakers wanted!
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I may sound like a broken record, but currently we have only three MySQL University sessions scheduled for this year. In 2009, we ran more than 25 sessions, and I'd surely like to get anywhere near that figure.

Anyone who has something technical to say about MySQL qualifies as a speaker. MySQL University sessions take place on Thursday afternoons European time, and normally have between 20 and 30 attendees, but quite a lot of people listen to the recordings when the live sessions' time isn't convenient for them. We're using Dimdim as our conferencing system, so the setup for speakers is very simple: Just grab a headset, start a Flash-enabled browser on either Windows, Mac


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Growing 100x through inbound marketing
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Around a year ago, I took on a new role at Sun as vice president of lifecycle marketing. While the title was an odd one, the charter was pretty straightforward: Bring the best practices of open source, Web 2.0, and modern online marketing to Sun's portfolio of servers, storage, software, and services in order to drive up revenues and drive down customer acquisition costs.

Open source was an incredible calling card that we could use to determine what customers were interested in. Now we just needed to figure out how to harvest that interest.  It worked

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Petition for MySQL consideration in Oracle+Sun merger
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MySQL requires special consideration in the Oracle+Sun merger, otherwise both Oracle and MySQL users and vendors will literally pay the price. If you agree, please sign this petition now.

To be very clear, Open Query is in favour of the merger, we feel that overall it’s a good fit. We would also like to see it happen quickly, as obviously this is best for Sun employees and clients, as well as Oracle’s broad business prospects.  Read more

If you really want to "save" MySQL, start by encouraging them to release their docs under the GPL
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I've talked about this before, but I think it bears repeating as we enter a new year. Sun has still not released the MySQL documentation under the GPL license, or any other free license. It's still not legal to modify and republish the database documentation. This hurts projects like XtraDB, MariaDB, Kickfire, Infobright and other companies which either have forked the GPL licensed version of MySQL, or entered into a proprietary license agreement with Sun.

These companies can't update the documentation to reflect the changes and enhancements which they have made to MySQL. I can't take the docs and publish changes or annotations without violating the license agreement for the docs.

If Sun wants to claim that MySQL is true open source then they must open source the documentation. If Oracle wants to claim that there is plenty of competition in the database market, they should be



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Happy 2010 - it's review time
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I was happily snowboarding and skiing (the latter for the first time in two decades) last week, so here comes the year-end review a week late. Last year, I harped on Facebook's closed nature, and over the the year they've tried to open more of the users' data over to the Internet. Still, there are no decent APIs for a user to pull out everything they've posted to Facebook to have their own copy, though. That doesn't seem to stop them from dominating the Internet for the time being, though, so good for them.

I'm trying to think of what would have surprised me over the year, but given I failed to make many accurate predictions myself, things just seemed to happen in pretty natural direction.

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"Save MySQL"; my 2 cents.
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There is no denying that MySQL has a huge amount of momentum behind it. 10+ years as the leading free SQL database kinda does that. It has successfully changed the perception of databases - where people used to visualise big-iron mainframes in specially cooled rooms to where anyone can install it for free within 15 minutes.That is not what this blog post is about. The topic of today is the "Save
Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask – part three
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Since the European Commission announced it was opening an in-depth investigation into the proposed takeover of Sun Microsystems by Oracle with a focus on MySQL there has been no shortage of opinion written about Oracle’s impending ownership of MySQL and its impact on MySQL users and commercial partners, as well as MySQL’s business model, dual licensing and the GPL.

In order to try and bring some order to the conversation, we have brought together some of the most referenced blog posts and news stories in chronological order.

Part one took us from the announcement of the EC’s in-depth investigation up to the eve of the communication of the EC’s Statement of Objections.

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Monty Widenius is trying to regain control of MySQL and why this is bad for OSS
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One of the most widely discussed topics to go around the tech industry last year was the Oracle acquisition of Sun and what this meant for the MySQL database. This topic held up the merger with the US DOJ and currently has it stalled in the EU commission.

One of the primary forces behind these hold ups is a series of FUD articles written by Monty Widenius, the most recent just a few days ago. Monty has a huge following so whenever he writes up one of these articles it gets huge circulation and riles up the Slashdot and LAMP crowds.

I think that the open source community should be very skeptical about anything written by Monty on this topic, and should start looking at the big picture of what this merger means for themselves and the various players involved.

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451 CAOS Links 2009.12.23
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Red Hat’s Q3. Google’s definition of open. Copyright assignment. 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

# Red Hat reported third quarter net income of $16.4m on revenue up 18% at $194m

# Jonathan Rosenberg, Google’s senior vice president, product management, presented Google’s


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Oracle/Sun vs. The Cloud
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Larry Ellison makes it very clear that Oracle believes in a back to the future model where software and hardware meld together into “systems”, purpose-built, integrated solutions. In other words you won’t buy an Oracle database and a server and configure it to run a data warehouse, instead you’ll buy the “Oracle Data Warehouse Server.” The first such system is Exadata, which is apparently doing quite well, according to Ellison.

This is a classic bundling, although some may call it a tying strategy. Microsoft, seeing that they couldn’t win each office productivity segment individually—including word processing, spreadsheet and presentations—decided to play to their strength and bundle them into a solution that no individual company could compete with. This is bundling. The tying strategy is

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