I'm now in Hanoi, Vietnam, for the launch of OpenCPS. What, might you ask, is OpenCPS? OpenCPS translates to Open Core Public Services, as Vietnam is providing online public services and OpenCPS should sit at its core. Naturally, all of this will be open source, and AGPL licensed. OpenCPS is the first open source project to realize the development of e-government services in Vietnam.
Another OSCON has been wrapped up. While these year was slightly smaller than last year it was still an amazing event. The interesting part was that MySQL and MariaDB seemed to be bigger topics than in years gone by.
Now that I have been back in the office for a few days, I am getting caught up on my overloaded inbox, and have had some time to reflect on the event.
Elon Musk has “Va Va Voom”. His forward thinking has delivered many successes over the years, from payment provider PayPal, to SpaceX, which manufactures space launch vehicles. No surprise then he has been compared to Tony Stark (Iron Man from the Marvel comic series). However, his latest announcement shows shrewd business judgement, something Musk is renowned for, shining through as he sets his sights on the global car industry. Read more on open shared innovation in this blog by Patrik Sallner, CEO at SkySQL.