Kaj Arnö's Blog

February 14, 2017

Releasing BSL 1.1

MariaDB announced BSL 1.0 together with MariaDB MaxScale 2.0 in August 2016. After having the license “in the wild” for a few months we’ve been reaching out to Open Source advocates to get feedback on the BSL. We’ve gotten some great responses, including from Bruce Perens and Heather Meeker of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Our next MariaDB MaxScale release will use BSL 1.1.

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November 15, 2016

M|17 Call for Papers

Please save the date! M|17 is MariaDB’s inaugural annual user conference that will bring together developers, architects, administrators and business people to learn, collaborate and network around the latest innovations at MariaDB and infrastructure modernization.

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May 27, 2014

Budapest Company Meeting 2014

Two weeks ago, the SkySQL Company Meeting in Budapest started. After Istanbul 2010, Athens 2012 and Lisbon 2013, Budapest was our first venue outside of southern Europe. And what a meeting it was!

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March 25, 2014

Nine Reasons Why Programming Is Easier Than Ever Before

The good old days of programming weren't all that good. Mundane duties were hard: Finding good role models, checking the syntax, fixing bugs, cracking the tough nuts. Let me share with you the nine reasons why I find programming in 2014 to be easier than ever before, without being any less fun.

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February 12, 2014

greenelk: Representing geodata, in and around Python

Scenario and use case: gps location, track and map data

The overall use case is the application ecosystem of geodata for the purpose of outdoor sports, with a dash of travel planning and travel photography. The end user need is to plan, execute and document adventures, where locations, tracks and maps play a central role.

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February 06, 2014

Geodata and placemarks: More questions than answers

Blogs usually share findings and opinions. I wish this were another such blog! It would then be called Geodata for Intermediate Geeks: How to collect, manage and use your own placemarks. My problem: I have more questions than answers. My logic: We are in the very beginning of wide spread use of geodata.

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October 24, 2012

Google Docs sharing and its cloudy usability

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.

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