Open Source software isn’t just about collaborative development and free distribution
The two-way dialogue inherent in open source software is also a marketing aspiration
While taking part in a discussion at Open World Forum in Paris earlier this month, I said something that seemed to make waves - “open source is a type of marketing” - so I thought I’d use this post to explain what I meant by this.
Submitted by Patrik Sallner on October 31, 2012 - 5:21am GMT
Background: SkySQL is a distributed company. Nearly all of us work from home. To be productive, we need to emulate the best aspects of collaborating as if we were working next to one another. Given that nearly all of us had worked under similar distributed conditions at MySQL AB, we knew what we were getting into when we were founded. Obviously, we wanted to learn from our past experiences when making our choices for tools and processes.
Submitted by Kaj Arnö on October 24, 2012 - 9:11am GMT
What a relief! A few simple configuration steps gives me new hope for coping with email.
It unlikely matters to you, but it does to me: My inbox is down to zero. That is, both my two inboxes are empty. I get work email to my @skysql.com address and private email to my @arno.fi, both of which have been suffering from bad email habits.
Submitted by Kaj Arnö on October 16, 2012 - 4:35pm GMT
There's definitely more and more buzz on and around cloud computing and different solutions to support it nowadays!
This was evident while visiting LinuxCon/CloudOpen in San Diego a few weeks ago, where I spoke about high availability solutions for MySQL. Most cloud sessions were highly attended, and I could sense an excitement in the air with regards to the cloud. It was also evident, however, that there is only a small percentage of people today truly taking advantage of the cloud. It seems that despite all the excitement, there is a large portion of potential users who don't know how to use the cloud, or what the benefits and potential drawbacks are.
Submitted by Max Mether on October 3, 2012 - 2:33pm GMT
When SkySQL opened its doors two years ago, we purposely set out with the goal to build trusted and value-for-money services for users of MySQL and MariaDB databases. We focused on offering a quality alternative for those deploying open source systems - and we feel that we have succeeded. Our plan was to build a service business and customer base that will create a strong platform on which to develop our own products in collaboration with key customers. Red Hat is the only other successful start-up that I am aware of having taken a similar approach of first building a successful services business before developing products.
Submitted by Patrik Sallner on September 26, 2012 - 4:28pm GMT
Latest training class schedule & events calendar just published
We’re excited to see that it’s going to be a busy time for the MySQL & MariaDB communities over the coming months! Plenty of community events are taking place, and we’re doing our best to support and attend most of them.
With that in mind, this is where you’ll find the SkySQL Team, often in cooperation with the MariaDB Team, at the following events in the coming months:
Submitted by jenwilbur on September 13, 2012 - 4:09am GMT
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