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Foto: Ana Rey CC-BY-SA-2.0El “Concurso Universitario de Software Libre” (CUSL) es una iniciativa similar a la del Google Summer of Code, pero específicamente dirigida la comunidad universitaria y de estudiantes de bachillerato españoles y organizada por una grupo de Oficinas de software libre de universidades.

Como parte del esfuerzo para promover el crecimiento del ecosistema del software libre, así como introducir a talento joven en el desarrollo de aplicaciones y tecnologías libres, acaba de convertirse en patrocinador plata de la competición, proporcionando recursos para los premios, gastos de …

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User Group Sponsorships

In the wake of changing their sponsorship agreements, Technocation, Inc., an international not-for-profit group, has set up a fund for user group sponsorships. You can use the button below to donate any amount of money in US funds via PayPal:

(all monies sent through that button will be earmarked as a directed donation to the “User Group Fund”. In the interest of not cluttering up this blog post with a Donate button for each currency, you can use PayPal to send funds in *any* currency to “”. Just be sure to specify if you want the money to go to specifically to the User Group Fund.*)

Note that’s fees are $144 per year ($12 per month).

Four years ago, MySQL and entered into an agreement. I have no idea of the details of this sponsorship, though from reading in between the lines, I believe the sponsorship was an in-kind sponsorship — that is, …

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MySQL User Groups on - sponsorship - ask Open Query

This is about the ending of the sponsorship of the user groups by Sun/MySQL and their suggested move to Facebook.

If people want to move to Facebook, that’s fine. For those who want to stay but don’t have the local funding, I have an offer for you. Contact Open Query, and we’ll sponsor your group for the coming months. This is not open-ended, I think a more permanent solution is important (moving, sponsorship, whatever) but I want to make the effort for the community to prevent any groups from disappearing now just because of this.

I was the one who originally set up the agreement with when they first started charging for meetups (and it turned out to be a very good business model for them!). When that change was announced, quite a few meetup organisers were going to quit. The …

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The bad news is that whatever agreement MySQL AB had with has ended. As per the wiki at

MySQL AB has an agreement in place with to cover the organizer fees. Simply click at the link at the top of the page to request your electronic voucher so you can become an organizer.

Unfortunately, this agreement has ended, so there’s going to have to be a more manual process to get MySQL to sponsor the meetup groups. At its cheapest, a year of is $144.

The good news is that Giuseppe and Dups (as well as the local Sun/MySQL folks in Boston who also sponsor the pizza and soda we have) have expressed that they are dedicated to sponsoring these user groups, so nobody has to go around digging for spare change just yet.

Here’s the sad e-mail I …

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For a few dollars more

It's nice to be able to make a difference.

Since David Axmark and I started to work on MySQL we also took a strong stand against software patents. MySQL AB have been sponsoring several efforts to prevent software patents in Europa.

Now David and I are continuing to do this outside of MySQL AB. We just gave an economic sponsorship to the Patent Lens, who recently lost their main sponsor, so that it can continue it's important work in making the patents system more accessible.

Here is a short description of Patent Lens from it's founder, Richard A Jefferson:

We are working to generalize the Patent Lens as the informatics platform of the Initiative for Open Innovation, which aspires to render worldwide patent systems …

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