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Time to vote for MySQL sessions at FOSDEM
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There is a room dedicated to MySQL at FOSDEM 2012. (Thanks to @lefred for organizing). The CfP has received 37 submissions, but there will be time slots only for 12 to 15 talks. So now it's up to the community. If you want to attend a particular talk, you should vote for it. Like in previous years, the selection of the talks is public. You can see the list of the proposals, with the instructions, which I repeat here. You can vote either publicly, using Twitter, or privately, by sending an email. Each talk proposal will be referred by the number  [Read more...]
Economy up or down, can open source come out on top?
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We’ve written about how a bad economy is indeed good for open source software. We’ve also recognized that with open source software’s maturity and place at the enterprise software table, a bad economy can be a double-edged sword for open source since the failure or fade of large enterprise customers, say big banks, hurts open source vendors right alongside traditional software providers.

What is interesting is that after a couple of years of economic rebuilding, we’ve seen recently how open source is being driven by innovation,

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Who's afraid of MySQL forks?
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There is much talk about MySQL forks and how they are going to replace MySQL, or take over MySQL user base, or become more powerful/profitable/popular/you-name-it than MySQL itself.
Let's clear some air on this topic. There is more about forks than meets the eye, especially if you think about a few obvious facts.
What's a fork? According to Wikipedia
a project fork happens when developers take a legal copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct piece of software.
By this definition, when someone who doesn't work at the MySQL project distributes a package that


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Java mutiny in the making
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The Apache Software Foundation’s latest statement on the Java Community Process highlights continued dissatisfaction and dissent from Oracle’s stewardship and involvement in open source software.

This comes after some ups and downs for Oracle and its oversight of Java and other open source software that was previously under the auspices of Sun Microsystems. Oracle started off on a rough path when it sued Google over its implementation of Java in Android without preemptively or clearly stating that it was not attacking open source. At about the same time, it let OpenSolaris die a slow, somewhat confusing

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MySQL Conference 2010 - Call for participation is open
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The MySQL Conference 2010, with Sun Microsystems as a founding sponsor, has been announced and the call for participation is open.

It's coming later than usual, but it's an opportunity for would be speakers. They will be able to propose talks based on the latest technology, making it even more interesting for attendees.

Some of the program is already online. The tutorial page has a great lineup of speakers and advanced topics. More will be announced when the selection ends, at the end

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Planet MySQL: What are you going to do with voting data?
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I'm a fan of voting on planet mysql posts - but I've also realized that since I'm logged in, it allows someone to keep a pretty valuable silo of information on what interests me. If I vote up a Kickfire or Infobright post, should I expect a sales call to follow?

There's nothing in the FAQ about what happens with the data.
Beefing up community feeds
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If you weren't paying attention, you may have missed the latest news in Planet MySQL. A few months ago, the site has added the ability of voting for posts (in addition to searching and tagging, which make it much more useful than it was before).
However, if you, like many, read Planet MySQL using a feed reader, the recent benefits are not easily usable.
To allow everyone to vote on the posts they like, even from a feed reader, the feeds now include two links at the end of for each post, to vote on a deserving post even from a feed reader.

The feed may look like this one:








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MySQL has a new release model
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In an earlier post, the pursuit of openness, I announced that MySQL is working at a new release model.

There are still a few details to sort out, but the general plan is ready. The new release model has been approved and starts to operate immediately.

The basic principles of this model are:

  • The trunk is always at least in beta quality.
  • A milestone starts in beta quality ( never in alpha) with a merge between the trunk and a stage tree;
  • Milestone releases, with RC quality, released every three to six months.
  • Integration windows between milestones allow the insertion of new features from stage trees
  • GA releases happen every 12 to 18 months;
  • There are not more than two releases
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MySQL has a new release model
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In an earlier post, the pursuit of openness, I announced that MySQL is working at a new release model.

There are still a few details to sort out, but the general plan is ready. The new release model has been approved and starts to operate immediately.

The basic principles of this model are:

  • The trunk is always at least in beta quality.
  • A milestone starts in beta quality ( never in alpha) with a merge between the trunk and a stage tree;
  • Milestone releases, with RC quality, released every three to six months.
  • Integration windows between milestones allow the insertion of new features from stage trees
  • GA releases happen every 12 to 18 months;
  • There are not more than two
  [Read more...]
MySQL has a new release model
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In an earlier post, the pursuit of openness, I announced that MySQL is working at a new release model.

There are still a few details to sort out, but the general plan is ready. The new release model has been approved and starts to operate immediately.

The basic principles of this model are:

  • The trunk is always at least in beta quality.
  • A milestone starts in beta quality ( never in alpha) with a merge between the trunk and a stage tree;
  • Milestone releases, with RC quality, released every three to six months.
  • Integration windows between milestones allow the insertion of new features from stage trees
  • GA releases happen every 12 to 18 months;
  • There are not more than two
  [Read more...]
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