My former boss, Marten Mickos, has created an excellent new resources for early stage founders, managers and execs called www.Schoolofherring.com. Each post has a short write up and often a 2-3 minute video covering a topic such as giving feedback, Peter Drucker's principles of good management, what it takes to build an effective team, hiring for strength etc. Some of these topics are very practical, like how to send good email, others are more thought-provoking, such as the notion that …[Read more]
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It’s been some time now that we’ve been talking about devops, the pushing together of application development and application deployment via IT operations, in the enterprise. To keep up to speed on the trend, 451 CAOS attended PuppetConf, a conference for the Puppet Labs community of IT administrators, developers and industry leaders around the open source Puppet server configuration and automation software. One thing that seems clear, given the talk about agile development and operations, cloud computing, business and culture, our definition of devops continues to be accurate.
Another consistent part of devops that also emerged at PuppetConf last week was the way it tends to introduce additional stakeholders beyond software developers and IT …[Read more]
For more than nine years, I worked for MySQL AB and its successors, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. I handed in my resignation late June, two days before Sun’s German legal entity ceased to exist. Germany isn’t a country where you quit HP one day and join Oracle the next, so I had a long summer with plenty of so-called Garden Leave. Last Thursday was my last day, and I’m now outside MySQL AB, outside Sun Microsystems, outside Oracle.
Like all the many former colleagues who resigned before me, I did so with mixed feelings. Leaving the colleagues, finding freedom, I think you follow. The topmost feeling I have, the one I want to highlight right now, is gratitude. I’m very grateful for what MySQL AB has meant for my career, my personal development, my life experiences, my social life. Let me mention a small subset of the people that made my life at MySQL AB, and later Sun Microsystems, a truly memorable …[Read more]
The MySQL team at Oracle has been very busy! Tomorrow, Sept. 19th, we welcome the MySQL users and community to Oracle OpenWorld - this will be a first. We all are very excited and have been working hard to make this worth your while.
Details on MySQL Sunday
Day and Date: Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010
Time: 12:30 pm onwards (registration is prior to 12:30 and will be at Moscone location)
Location: Marriott Marquis, San Francisco
Check out the MySQL Sunday agenda.
Don't miss the opening keynote by Edward Screven, closing keynote by Marten Mickos and sessions delivered by your favorite community presenters including Mark Callaghan, Sheeri Cabral, Ronald Bradford and many more.
Hope to see you tomorrow! …[Read more]
On September 19, 2010, Oracle is hosting MySQL Sunday, a half-day technical conference jam-packed with the latest on MySQL, the world's most popular open source database. The sessions will offer you insights into the latest MySQL technical innovations and community developments. Check out the agenda.
We are very excited that Marten Mickos, CEO, Eucalyptus Systems, will be joining us to deliver the closing keynote at MySQL Sunday, in addition to Edward Screven, Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect and Head of the MySQL business.
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The future of open source licensing. OpenSolaris governing board quits. And more.
# Glyn Moody asked which open source software licensing is best for the future?
# The OpenSolaris Governing Board has collectively and expectedly resigned.
# OpenBravo has updated its rapid implementation ERP offering for small and mid-sized businesses, Openbravo QuickStart. …[Read more]
Funding for Eucalytus and Moodlerooms. SkySQL offers support for MySQL. And more.
# Eucalyptus Systems raised $20m in a second round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates.
# Moodlerooms reportedly raised $7.15m in equity funding.
# SkySQL announced its intention to provide support & services for the MySQL ecosystem.
# StatusNet launched the open source StatusNet Desktop Client.
# Rhomobile …[Read more]
600 new customers for SugarCRM. James Gosling leaves Oracle. And more.
# SugarCRM added nearly 600 customers in the first quarter of 2010.
# James Gosling resigned from Oracle.
# VMware’s SpringSource acquired Rabbit Technologies and its RabbitMQ messaging software.
# EnterpriseDB hired Sun’s former MySQL VP Karen Tegan Padir as vice president of products and marketing.
# …[Read more]
One of the first special reports I wrote for 451 Group was an analysis of the open source systems management vendors on the scene — GroundWork, Hyperic, Zenoss, OpenNMS Group, Nagios Enterprises and some others. These named ones are those that made it and while there was some reckoning in the market and there have been changes, it is interesting to see these players still plugging away, pushing into new markets and powering open source for systems, network and application monitoring and management, including cloud computing environments.
When acquired by SpringSource a year ago, there was some question as to the real value of open source systems monitoring and management company Hyperic, which had taken the …[Read more]
Marten Mickos joins Eucalyptus. Novell rejects Elliot. Perspectives on OSBC. And more.
# Mårten Mickos was named CEO of Eucalyptus Systems.
# Novell’s board rejected Elliot’s takeover proposal as inadequate, will review other alternatives.
# North Bridge Venture Partners published the results of its Future of Open Source survey.
# Rob Bearden was appointed executive chairman of the board of Pentaho.
# The Eclipse Foundation …[Read more]
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