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What MySQL (and really, Sun) can learn from PostgreSQL

I spent April 17th, 2008 flying to San Jose, Ca only to arrive 30 minutes before my talk, "What MySQL can learn from PostgreSQL", jump in a cab and literally walk into the door of the room I was assigned, "right on time". I think the talk went over fairly well. I opened with the statement, "This is not about MySQL AB, this is about MySQL and the …

And finally here is the keynote

Selena and I are a bit behind getting content up on the PostgreSQL Conference East site, so I thought I would get my keynote out there. Keynote PDF

At East... keynote went well

I delivered the Keynote for East this morning. It seemed to go very well, with a full discussion on expanding the community. I spoke on using mentoring contacts as well as organizing the community for free work shops. There is a surprising and well received number of new community members here.

Only 3 days left for PostgreSQL Conference: East

Online registration ends for PostgreSQL Conference East on March 26th at 5:00pm PST. PostgreSQL Conference: East is being held at the Univerisity of Maryland, College Park in the CSIC building. The conference series is designed to be a geographically strategic series of conferences that allow contributors, current users and future users/developers to learn and network. Each conference is held in an Academic facility, students and educators are free. Our goal …

Read only templates, PDXPUG March 20th, 2008

I was at PDXPUG last night. While everyone was introducing themselves, they also mentioned one of their least favorite items about PostgreSQL. It was interesting to hear everyone's experiences. Selena was frustated because:
\e foo(text);
Won't open the foo(text) function declaration in her editor. Jeff Davis was frustrated because there is no way to get rules to return an accurate number of tuples that are modified when the rule executes. …

Less than two weeks to go until East!

Calling all Elephant herders! On March 29th and 30th 2008, The PostgreSQL Community Conference: East is set to unleash the preeminent source of community interaction, knowledge exchange and learning to ever land on the East Coast! Not since the Founding Fathers sat huddled around candles extolling the virtues of declaring Independence from our taxation without representation overlords has a single more important event be presented to the general populous. We … and 3 weeks left until PostgreSQL Conference: East!

Its been a busy community season for me over here. A couple weeks back Greg Smith started down the path of getting a documentation wiki up for PostgreSQL. CMD offered to host and the rest is as they say, history. is meant to be a best of mailing list and web style site where people can go to find practical examples to in production problems for PostgreSQL. I invite …

No, I am not a dirty hippy. In other words, on licensing.

I find for many things the BSD License, leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Not all things of course but some. To me it allows theft of work product. I know this is not the legal interpretation, it is a philosophical one and CMD is just as guilty of this theft as others in the PostgreSQL community including EDB and GreenPlum. The theory behind the BSD license is a …

PostgreSQL at SCALE day 2

It's the second day of the Southern California Linux Expo (well third, but second for PostgreSQL) and things are looking good so far. When walking the floor yesterday I was greeted by the pleasant surprise a customer,(Randr) has a booth at the show. I am glad to see that their Open Source business (based on PostgreSQL of course) is doing so well. Selena made a great PostgreSQL Conference …

PostgreSQL at Southern California Linux Expo

I am currently staffing the PostgreSQL booth at the Southern California Linux Expo. Initially the show was a little slow but I as kindly reminded as I reminisced about the high traffic days of OSCON that the Keynote for the show actually takes place mid morning. Once the key note ended traffic increased and with traffic increases comes new and old community members. Interestingly enough we have had many …