State of the MySQL Community at MySQL Conf 2010


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What has changed already?
What will change soon?
What won't change?

with Oracle as steward of MySQL?

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State of the MySQL Community at MySQL Conf 2010

  1. 1. <Insert Picture Here> State of the MySQL Community Kaj Arnö Vice President MySQL Community
  2. 2. State of the MySQL Community MySQL Conference & Expo 15.4.2009, Thursday 8:30 am Kaj Arnö VP MySQL Community
  3. 3. What has changed already What will change soon What won‘t change with as steward of ?
  4. 4. Back at UC 2009 ...
  5. 5. Nearly a year of an exceptional state called Business As Usual Google Alert = news Ridiculous claims yet: No Comments
  6. 6. Personal advantages: some time off founding a religion ... using social media running MySQL
  7. 7. Back in Orlando 2008 ... Short uncertainty: mid Jan to end Feb
  8. 8. Predicting the future 2009 Will there be signi cant performance improvements? New features? Bug xes? Code contributions? Successful forks?
  9. 9. What won‘t change 1. There still is a huge base of MySQL users out there. They have economic interests that are independent of whoever owns MySQL. The users in the MySQL community come in all avors, ranging from casual users to those who intimately know the inner workings of MySQL and have contributed to the code base.
  10. 10. What won‘t change 2. There still is a huge talent pool of MySQL experts in Sun Microsystems [now at Oracle] in Support, in Consulting, in Training, in Engineering, in other parts of Sun. They have a strong loyalty towards the MySQL users they have served over many years.
  11. 11. Oh and by the way ... ... Oracle has a few DB experts, too. OTN = Andy Mendelsohn
  12. 12. What won‘t change 3. MySQL is still licensed under the GPL. The GPL license used to form a safety net for the users not certain about whether MySQL AB would follow the spirit of Open Source. It continued to be so with Sun Microsystems. And the Open Source license continues to provide a safety net for its user base, regardless of the owner of MySQL.
  13. 13. What has been going on already? Oracle‘s contributions to FOSS
  14. 14. What is changing? MySQL Matures Accessibility Revenue recognition Security Auditability other corporate controls Effect on Alpha, Beta, RC vs.
  15. 15. What has changed? Leadership ➜ ➜ ➜
  16. 16. What has changed? Attitude, a long time ago ➜ Coexistence
  17. 17. What has changed? Attitude, in the past 12 months ➜ ➜ ➜
  18. 18. What might improve? Execution on Stability
  19. 19. What might improve? Execution on Performance and release numbering
  20. 20. What might improve? Execution on Ease of Use
  21. 21. What might continue? Focus on ubiquity
  22. 22. What might continue? Focus on ubiquity
  23. 23. What remains a high priority? A respectful relationship to the community
  24. 24. What got a new name? MySQL Community Awards ➜ Oracle ACE Directors
  25. 25. Ronald Bradford Our rst 42SQL United States Oracle ACE Directors Sheeri Kritzer Cabral The Pythian Group United States Paul McCullagh PrimeBase Technologies GmbH Germany
  26. 26. What might deteriorate? Execution on Scandinavian Drinking Level of humour in ads for MySQL 5.1 Singing Helan går
  27. 27. What might improve? Execution towards Linux Distros
  28. 28. What might improve? Execution towards LAMP stack
  29. 29. What will change? Stronger emphasis on Windows
  30. 30. What about you? • Mysequel, My-Ess- Queue-Elle, Don‘t Care? • 2009, 2008, 2007, ... (Do a „John Cage“)
  31. 31. The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.
  32. 32. Still awake?
  33. 33. Photo Acknowledgements Duncan Davidson Julian Cash O'Reilly of cial Fun MySQL Conf pics MySQL Conf pics Riccardo Desiderio Richard Duszczak B/W Kaj pics, Sakila cartoons Runnism pic http://www.cartoonstudio Zack Urlocker Tony Cabral Helan går pic on YouTube, Oracle Ace hands motivational picture framing artists/antoniomcabral/ Marc Nozell Heikki Tuuri pic and a number of pics from my own archives from MySQL Conf
  34. 34. Just ask! • • • /twitter /linkedin /facebook /picasa • soon • @kajarno on Twitter