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And on a completely different note.. Potatoes..
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At MySQL I think I once instituted something which became sort of a tradition. If you are not a current or former MySQLer, the rest of this post may not be too interesting, and possibly it's not that interestying in the general sense either. But as I no longer work for MySQL, and many other MySQLers who remember this are also former MySQLers today, I use this medium, my blog, for this years review of the #1 swedish delicatessen, Swedish New Potatoes. And yes, I am aware that this has little to do with the MySQL product, although it does have something to do with the culture of the old MySQL (i.e. you could email company-wide about potatoes and still keep your job).

So, what about this years new potatoes? They are kinda early this year, it's not even June yet, and I had my first last night. Newly, and lightly, boiled, eaten with some butter and a pinch of

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Family of MySQL Cluster bloggers
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While this blog is co-authored by the whole MySQL Telecom team, many members in or around the team also write their personal blogs, which you will find very useful. So please follow me on a tour on the absolute top MySQL Cluster blogs in the world:

Johan Andersson is the MySQL Cluster Principal Consultant, and has been with MySQL Cluster since the Ericsson days. He travels around the world to our most demanding customers and shares his guru advice. Rumor has it that recently on a training gig the students made him sign their MySQL t-shirts, can you get closer to living like a rock star than this? Occasionally he also shares some great tips and status info on his blog. Like right now you can find a set of handy scripts to manage all of your MySQL Cluster from one command line, definitively

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Family of MySQL Cluster bloggers
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While this blog is co-authored by the whole MySQL Telecom team, many members in or around the team also write their personal blogs, which you will find very useful. So please follow me on a tour on the absolute top MySQL Cluster blogs in the world:

Johan Andersson is the MySQL Cluster Principal Consultant, and has been with MySQL Cluster since the Ericsson days. He travels around the world to our most demanding customers and shares his guru advice. Rumor has it that recently on a training gig the students made him sign their MySQL t-shirts, can you get closer to living like a rock star than this? Occasionally he also shares some great tips and status info on his blog. Like right now you can find a set of handy scripts to manage all of your MySQL Cluster from one command line, definitively

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Family of MySQL Cluster bloggers
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While this blog is co-authored by the whole MySQL Telecom team, many members in or around the team also write their personal blogs, which you will find very useful. So please follow me on a tour on the absolute top MySQL Cluster blogs in the world:

Johan Andersson is the MySQL Cluster Principal Consultant, and has been with MySQL Cluster since the Ericsson days. He travels around the world to our most demanding customers and shares his guru advice. Rumor has it that recently on a training gig the students made him sign their MySQL t-shirts, can you get closer to living like a rock star than this? Occasionally he also shares some great tips and status info on his blog. Like right now you can find a set of handy scripts to manage all of your MySQL Cluster from one command line, definitively

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Introducing MySQL's telco endeavours
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We (in the Telecom team at MySQL) have been debating whether we should call this blog 'MySQL in Telco' or 'MySQL in Communications'. Naming discussions tend to take long time, and this one was no exception.

From a US perspective, it appears that Telecom is an outdated term. Wireless carriers and cable television companies do not consider themselves as Telecom companies. Maybe for this reason, large US-headquartered vendors including Sun, HP, IBM and Oracle all have a 'Communications & Media' practice.

From a European perspective, Telecom is used for equipment vendors and service providers. Companies like Logica, Cap Gemini, Atos Origin and TietoEnator refer to the vertical as 'Telecom & Media'.

Of the global SI's in India, Wipro and TCS refer to Telecom while Infosys talk about Communications.

As a working title we at one time

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Introducing MySQL's telco endeavours
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We (in the Telecom team at MySQL) have been debating whether we should call this blog 'MySQL in Telco' or 'MySQL in Communications'. Naming discussions tend to take long time, and this one was no exception.

From a US perspective, it appears that Telecom is an outdated term. Wireless carriers and cable television companies do not consider themselves as Telecom companies. Maybe for this reason, large US-headquartered vendors including Sun, HP, IBM and Oracle all have a 'Communications & Media' practice.

From a European perspective, Telecom is used for equipment vendors and service providers. Companies like Logica, Cap Gemini, Atos Origin and TietoEnator refer to the vertical as 'Telecom & Media'.

Of the global SI's in India, Wipro and TCS refer to Telecom while Infosys talk about Communications.

As a working title we at one

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Introducing MySQL's telco endeavours
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We (in the Telecom team at MySQL) have been debating whether we should call this blog 'MySQL in Telco' or 'MySQL in Communications'. Naming discussions tend to take long time, and this one was no exception.

From a US perspective, it appears that Telecom is an outdated term. Wireless carriers and cable television companies do not consider themselves as Telecom companies. Maybe for this reason, large US-headquartered vendors including Sun, HP, IBM and Oracle all have a 'Communications & Media' practice.

From a European perspective, Telecom is used for equipment vendors and service providers. Companies like Logica, Cap Gemini, Atos Origin and TietoEnator refer to the vertical as 'Telecom & Media'.

Of the global SI's in India, Wipro and TCS refer to Telecom while Infosys talk about Communications.

As a working title we at one

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Session Abstract: Electronic Ombuds
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I’ve started working on a session on the practice of online ombuds ? especially as it applies to Free Software and Open Source communities. The session is based on my work in the Free Software, PHP, Mozilla, MySQL and Open Source communities - in particular, recent work (which I need to get back to) on the Open Source Initiative mailing lists.

So far, the session has been pitched to the following events: CommunityOne 2008 (waiting), FOSDEM 2008 (accepted), JavaOne 2008 (declined), Open Web Vancouver 2008 (waiting) and OSCON 2008 (waiting).

I’ll start posting alpha versions of slides and so on as they are ready. The abstract

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Monty says, ?
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My friend Monty (of MySQL fame) has started blogging at http://monty-says.blogspot.com/. After just a day, he already has two posts ? one on the Sun acquisition of MySQL and a longer one on the new Maria engine.

If you are interested in MySQL, you should definitely check the blog out.

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Standing on the Toes of Giants at Mozilla24
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In 2002, a short while after I started at MySQL (http://mysql.com), I saw Lawrence Lessig present at OSCON. The presentation was extraordinarily good and Lessig is a tremendously passionate, genuine and compelling orator.

I immediately revised my presentation style. I stole what ideas and style I could. While I was mostly presenting about MySQL and PHP at the time, the ideas served me well (though the style has at times fit me about as well as a young child fits their parent’s clothes.)

Five years have passed since then, and I have given a hundred or more presentations. Never have I presented as well as Lessig that night, but I still keep trying. In a few days, I am going to have to try a lot harder.

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Slides from eLiberatica 2007 online
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For the curious, the slides for the eLiberatica 2007 presentations are now up at http://eliberatica.ro/2007/ - the slides include presentations from eZ CEO Aleksander Farstad, Brian Behlendorf, FSF Europe President Georg Greve, Ubuntist Kurt von Finck and MySQL (http://mysql.com) co-founder Monty Widenius (and yours truly, but the slides are a bit weak - check out my Age of Literate Machines talk for a more developed version of my

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Hacking Business Models
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This weekend, Monty and I got together for a different kind of hacking session.

Instead of developing software, we were working on developing a set of rough principles and rules for running a Free Software/Open Source business. We both have a good amount of experience working with various FLOSS projects (like Mozilla, MySQL, PHP, etc.) and FLOSS companies (like eZ Systems, Mozilla, MySQL, Zend, etc.) and hope that we can put this experience to good use.

For me, this was a tremendous help - I’ve been putting off working on this for Foo Associates for some months now. It is much easier to work on meeting the needs of customers than it is to work on planning for the future.

The notes are still extremely rough, but both Monty and I want to post them so that people

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Attending Openmind.fi
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I’ll be attending the Openmind conference from October 2nd to 3rd and will be giving a keynote at the event.

Openmind is being organized by COSS, an interesting Finnish Free Software and Open Source development agency that helps Finnish and Scandinavian businesses and projects use and develop FLOSS.

Other keynote presenters at the event (that readers of this blog may know) include Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation, Aleksander Farstad, CEO of eZ Systems AS and FLOSS researcher Rishab Aiyer Gosh.

I also hoping that since Monty is in the area, he will also be able to attend.

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Speaking at FrOSCon 2007
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I just received word that my proposal (which was to present my Age of Literate Machines presentation) for FrOSCon has been accepted.

I’m pretty excited - the event should be fun and it will give me a good chance to see friends (including a good number of my German MySQL colleagues)

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Slides for The Age of Literate Machines
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I’ve just posted slides and (rather) rough presenter notes and image credits for my Age of Literate Machines presentation.

These are still draft slides. I’ll be working on an improved version in the coming weeks and months.

Many thanks to all who have sat through drafts of the talk (DES, Jen, Hilde, Markus, Monty, Rory, Tony).

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Speaking at the 2007 MySQL Conference
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My MySQL Sandalcamp proposal made the cut for the upcoming MySQL Conference. I hope that I will see some of you down in Santa Clara in April.

2007 MySQL Users Conference
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I wonder how many people will attend a session at a tech conference where the start of the description reads as follows:

Hey You! Yes, You! Manager, marketeer, sales professional: are you tired of 98lb weaklings kicking silicon in your face?

I am thinking this way because my friends at MySQL AB (http://www.mysql.com/) are putting on another MySQL User Conference - this time from April 23 - 26 in Santa Clara, California.

The Call for Participation went live a few days ago and, as always, I am proposing a session. I don’t really need to go, but I definitely have a soft spot for the event, as I chaired the first two MySQL UCs. Also, I had a good deal of fun working on the

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