Wednesday, July 30, 2008

MySQL camp with Kaj (29th july)

I was there in the meetup and my feeling was a mix about the same. It was nice to have Kaj here (for the first time) and listen to him about Sun's acquisition. On the other hand it was disheartening to see so few people from corporates turning up. It was almost negligible. I'm still positive on this and do expect many more people to turn up. There were a total of three talks in the meet and then we had some chit chat with people. In his first talk, Kaj first greeted everybody in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada and many were delighted. Kaj touched various aspects of Sun's acquisition and also their on-boarding struggle. He also mentioned about MySQL considering Sun's liberal SCA in place of their stricter CLA. (I haven't gone through SCA to actually comment on it's benefits) Second talk by Thava was on how to contribute code to MySQL. It was a nice talk and showed various resource points and steps of doing so in a right manner. Third talk, again by Kaj, was on the different ways of contributing to MySQL and MySQL community other than code. He showed screenshots of forums, forge, planetmysql, few blogs (he forgot mine ;) ), bugs.mysql and how to use them. Interestingly, my name appeared on the planetmysql page :) . Overall it was nice that it started and we need to find out ways for more participation.

2 comments:

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