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Immediate thoughts on Business Source Licensing
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I just got back from a vacation to see articles about Business Source Licensing. I’ve divided my thoughts into four parts here: Opensource and its merits, Is unpaid opensource usage bad?, MariaDB’s “Problem”, Business Source Licensing. If you haven’t read them yet, here’s some mandatory reading:

  • Open source: Its true cost and where it’s
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    The Data Day, A few days: April 22-26 2013
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    Pivotal launches. SkySQL and Mony Program merge. And much, much more

    Our report on the changes in the MySQL ecosystem is now available for 451 clients and non-clients alike at bit.ly/451mysql

    — Matt Aslett (@maslett) April 25, 2013

    For 451 Research clients: VMware expands Serengeti’s horizons with updated Hadoop virtualization project bit.ly/17muQFI

    — Matt Aslett (@maslett) April 26, 2013

    For 451 Research clients: SkySQL, Monty Program merge to support MariaDB following formation of MariaDB Foundation bit.ly/10dsdjf

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    Biggest MySQL related news in the last 24 hours, Day 2
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    Continuing on from yesterday, the biggest news that I’ve noted in the past 24 hours:

  • The commitment from Oracle’s MySQL team to release a new GA about once every 24 months, with a Developer Milestone Release (DMR), with “GA quality” every 4-6 months. Tomas Ulin announced MySQL 5.7 DMR1 (milestone 11) [download, release notes, manual]. He also announced MySQL Cluster 7.3 DMR2 [download,
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    Biggest MySQL related news in the last 24 hours
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    For me, the biggest news in the last 24 hours so far has been:

  • SkySQL merges with Monty Program, developers of MariaDB. This of course affects me directly and leads to a change in affiliation in a few months.
  • TokuDB goes opensource. I think this is really big news. Beyond just the fact that it can now be a storage engine in the main MariaDB tree, I love the work they’re doing to extend it to be an engine for MongoDB as well.
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    Monty Program & SkySQL release the MariaDB Client Library for C and MariaDB Client Library for Java Applications
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    Connectors now available to the MySQL® community as part of the MariaDB open source project

    Helsinki – November 29, 2012 – Monty Program, the home of MariaDB, owned by MySQL®-database-creator Monty Widenius and its employees, and SkySQL, the trusted provider of open source database solutions, today announced the immediate availability of their connectors, ‘MariaDB Client Library for C and MariaDB Client Library for Java Applications’, to the wider MySQL® database community in the permissive LGPL licence.

    With this announcement, the connectors become part of the wider MariaDB open source project, to which users will be able to contribute via relevant online

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    Let your voice be heard – Help define the MariaDB 5.6 Roadmap
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    We’ve had quite a bit of feedback already, so many thanks to all of you who have shared your thoughts with us!

    However, if you’ve not voted yet, please take a moment and let us know what you’d most like to see in MariaDB 5.6:

    http://www.skysql.com/content/new-server-functionality-have-your-say

    As always, thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

     
     

    Help Set the MariaDB 5.6 Roadmap with SkySQL and Monty Program
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    Part of every SkySQL subscription is paid to Monty Program to fund server development and improved functionality in MariaDB® (which is then sent upstream for inclusion in the MySQL® Server).

    Thus, we'd like to know what you'd like to see in the upcoming releases of the server.

    Please take a couple seconds (literally) and let your vote be heard:

    http://www.skysql.com/content/new-server-functionality-have-your-say

    We thank you and look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas!

    Don't Miss Tomorrow's Open Discussion on Using MariaDB
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    Just a friendly reminder to let everyone know you can still sign up for tomorrow's Open Discussion on Using MariaDB in commercial database projects provided by Monty Program and SkySQL.

    You can register here:

    http://www.skysql.com/news-and-events/webinars/mariadb-future-mysql-community-enterprise-open-webinar


    When:

    Thursday, December 8, 2011

    11:00am ET, 8:00am PT, 16:00 UK, 17:00 CET, or 18:00 EET


    Agenda & speakers:

    Colin Charles, Chief Evangelist at Monty Program
    When and why to use MariaDB in a commercial setting

    Rasmus Johansson, COO at Monty Program
    The offerings of Monty Program Ab and how to interact with us



















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    451 CAOS Links 2010.12.03
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    New CEOs for Funambol and Openbravo. Funding for 10gen. And more.

    Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and Identi.ca, and daily at Paper.li/caostheory
    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    # Funambol appointed Amit Chawla as its new CEO.

    # Openbravo appointed Paolo Juvara as its new CEO and raised a new funding round.

    # 10gen raised $6.5m in third-round funding led by Sequoia Capital.

    # Microsoft has reportedly invested an undisclosed sum in TurboHercules.

    # Novell reported Linux


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    451 CAOS Links 2010.05.25
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    What’s missing from WebM? VoltDB launches. The importance of profitability. And more.

    Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and Identi.ca
    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    # Simon Phipps examined what’s missing from WebM, from an open source perspective.

    # Mike Stonebraker’s VoltDB officially launched its open source in-memory OLTP database.

    # Jim Whitehurst argued that one of Red Hat’s most valuable contributions to open source is its profitability.

    # Infobright appointed former Aleri CEO Don DeLoach as its new president and chief


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    MySQLconf impressions 3: Report from Storage Engine Summit 2010
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    For the Friday after the MySQL conference, Oracle had invited all storage engines to the traditional storage engine summit, but this was then canceled (or postponed) in the last minute. Since the engine vendors had already booked the day anyway, we agreed to sponsor the facility so the meeting could take place. In addition to those who had planned to be there, the meeting was also attended by Mikael Ronström, Jonas Oreland and Sanja Byelkin who had their flights cancelled. (Oracle was already represented by Konstantin Osipov.)

    Also see http://askmonty.org/wiki/Storage_Engine_Summit_2010 for more complete notes of the summit.

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    MySQLconf impressions 2: Thoughts on MySQL on top of NoSQL / Hadoop
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    We then finally came to the topic that comes naturally to anyone familiar with the MySQL architecture. Could Hadoop, or Hive, or whichever, be plugged into MySQL as a storage engine? And why would you want to do that? And can Timour's work to push down JOIN conditions be of any help? (The last question was interesting since Ted and his team were inherently against talking about JOINs at all :-)

    We ended up concluding that 2 things could be interesting and considered "low hanging fruit":

    SQL to PIG compiler.

    (Btw, it is not immediately obvious if this task needs MySQL at all.)

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    MySQLconf impressions 1: May as well look into this NoSQL thing since we are stuck anyway
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    (This is the first in a series of blogs written while I was trying to get home from Santa Clara. Posting them now as I'm back home and online.)

    These MySQL conferences certainly get more interesting every year. Last year we got acquired and I went home thinking I need to start looking for a new job. This year Eyjafjallajõkull erupted and I had trouble getting home at all!

    Pre-conference there was also the suspense to see whether the conference will take place at all, but O'Reilly and Colin pulled it together perfectly! It seems most if not all Europeans will eventually find their ways home, so all in all, all is well that ends well.

    To recount everything we've learned, I will step backwards in time through the highlights as I saw them.

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    Monty's keynote text from MySQL Conference 2010
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    Hi

    Unusually, we actually wrote a text for Monty's keynote speech this year. I'm publishing it below. Part of the speaker notes are just bullet points though, but the text may still be interesting to publish. Also, there is a funny joke about Oracle being a major MariaDB contributor that Monty somehow missed in the speech.

    The keynote is also available on Youtube. In fact, Sheeri has been nice enough to collect all videos from the conference into a playlist.

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    Visiting Monty HQ
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    On this big trip, I made particular effort to finally visit Monty at his home near Helsinki. Somehow, in all my years at MySQL AB, this never happened – a sad omission. So, I spent the Easter days with Monty, Anna and now 5yo Maria.

    I’m not a fan of most meetings, and in many cases in-person meetings are not actually necessary to get things organised or done, but I think this was both most enjoyable as well as productive for our respective businesses and joint interests. Good company, discussion, food, drink, sauna… fabulous.

    It’s a great pity we live on opposite sides of the planet, as we do get along very well together. We definitely don’t agree on everything, but we’re always absolutely direct with each other, and try to provide good arguments whenever we disagree, to explore things further.

    Iceland: An experience
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    We planned for a company meeting to be in Iceland, with just about a month’s notice. You can do that, when you’re a fairly small company. Having been back from London during the winter, where it was snowing in the New Year, I was not exactly jumping high to visit Iceland. Ice? Gasp.

    It was not exactly easy to get to Iceland: KUL – SIN – FRA – CPH – KEF. Five countries, in a little over a day (would have been about it, had it not been due to a delayed flight from Copenhagen — seemed that the plane was snowed in from Iceland). Upon getting my boarding pass for the last leg, I was asked by the SAS

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    Product management, effective developers, and the future of MySQL
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    I am writing because Sheeri sent me a note about a blog post written by Brian Aker, where Brian concludes, quite correctly, that (in Sheeri’s words not Brian’s)


    MySQL is now just a branch (the official branch,
    but a branch nonetheless, and a bunch of trademark (logo) and
    copyright (docs) ownerships).

    This is exactly true. No denying it. Why bother. It’s true. It’s also true for the vast majority of open-source projects, by the way.

    I replied to Sheeri:


    There's no denying that. The product direction will be set by whoever sets the best product management strategy backed by the most effective development effort. And there can be multiple winners.
    -Paul

    Well, this is the kind of








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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.

    Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and Identi.ca
    “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.

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    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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    EC investigation of Oracle-Sun enters the endgame
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    Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems looks set for approval by the European Commission after the competition commission welcomed commitments from Oracle related to the future development and licensing of the open source MySQL database.

    The EC has until January 27, 2010, to reach a final decision however it appears that significant progress has been made following hearings in Brussels last week where Oracle made its case for approving the acquisition and opponents including SAP, Microsoft and Monty Program AB argued against the proposed acquisition.

    Oracle has published a list of ten commitments that it is prepared to make to assuage the EC’s concerns over the future of MySQL, which were quickly and enthusiastically welcomed by the European

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    The case against the case against Oracle-MySQL
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    Matt Asay is right, in my opinion, to point out the inherent bias in the case Monty Widenius et al have made against Oracle’s potential ownership of MySQL. I would go further, however, in stating that the case being made against Oracle is flawed by the fact that it is so self-serving. For instance:

    • I previously noted that the Widenius/Mueller case against Oracle owning Sun/MySQL is entirely dependent on the theory that Oracle will not invest in the ongoing development of MySQL, which is something it has publicly committed to doing.
    • The case against Oracle owning Sun is also based on the theory that
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    Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask - part one
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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, below, takes 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. We will continue to update part two

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    Oracle *could* kill off MySQL as a commercial product, but probably won’t
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    Before I even start this post I am going to repeat our view that Oracle is well aware that it has little to gain from killing off MySQL and that we expect MySQL to become the scale-out database for non-transactional web applications and to compete with SQL Server in departmental deployments.

    That said there has been some interesting discussion on Twitter this week in response to the European Commission’s investigation of Oracle-Sun about whether Oracle could - in theory - kill off MySQL. Here’s a Q+A explaining my view as to how Oracle could kill MySQL but probably won’t, and why MySQL AB’s choice of dual licensing and the GPL has come back to haunt Monty Widenius.

    Q. Oracle can’t kill MySQL even if it

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    451 CAOS Links 2009.09.08
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    Reaction to EC’s Oracle-Sun delay. OIN to acquire ex-Microsoft patents. And more.

    Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and Identi.ca
    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    Reaction to EC’s Oracle-Sun delay
    Despite widespread criticism of the European Commission’s decision to open a formal investigation into Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun, Glyn Moody maintained that the EC deserves credit for making open source a central part of its analysis. Meanwhile Monty Program (by way of Steven J Vaughan Nicholls) explained why the EU should block Oracle/Sun, Roberto Galoppini


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    The EC is mostly, but not entirely, wrong about Oracle/MySQL
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    By now you are probably aware that the European Commission has decided to launch an extended investigation into Oracle’s acquisition of Sun based on concerns over MySQL.

    The new has prompted a lot of criticism of the EC, much of it suggesting that the delay will do considerable harm to Sun (and therefore Oracle). This argument is valid - Sun’s already declining revenue has been in freefall since the deal was announced and one wonders how far it will fall in another 90 days of stasis.

    Other criticism, (such as this from Matt Asay) focuses on the suggestion that the delay will do little to help MySQL or its users, and that the EC fails to understand open

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    Q&A: MariaDB and the Open Database Alliance
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    Following the launch of the Open Database Alliance a number of interesting reports were published that examined its role in establishing MariaDB as an alternative development branch for MySQL and as a vendor-neutral open source database collective.

    I had a few questions myself, which Monty Widenius and Peter Zaitsev, CEO of Percona, were good enough to answer for me via email. They also agreed for the exchange to be published here. This is what they had to say:

    Q: Monty has stated that the intention is to open up the Alliance to include other open source database projects - any indication of how this would be done given

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    Are closed-source MySQL storage engines compatible with MariaDB?
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    Following the launch of the Open Database Alliance some people have assumed that it is only a matter of time before MariaDB becomes the de facto replacement for MySQL.

    That assumes that Oracle will allow the development of MySQL to stagnate, either deliberately or through neglect - something that we have expressed our doubts about, but even if that were the case it appears that the GPL (or more to the point MySQL’s dual licensing strategy) may restrict the potential for MariaDB.

    Curt Monash recently raised the question of whether closed-source storage engines can be used with MySQL (and, by

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