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Kaj Arno

Chief Evangelist, MariaDB

One of the company founders, Kaj Arnö has been with the company from the start in October 2010. Kaj is a software industry generalist, having served as VP Professional Services, VP Engineering, CIO and VP Community Relations of MySQL AB prior to the acquisition by Sun. At Sun, Kaj served as MySQL Ambassador to Sun and Sun VP of Database Community. Kaj is board member of Carus Ltd Ab (Åland) and Footbalance System Oy (Finland) and was founder, CEO and 14 year main entrepreneur of Polycon Ab (Finland). His non-IT passion is to experience the world with his own muscle power.

MariaDB Pledges Cure Period for Open Source Licenses

MariaDB is joining Red Hat, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, HPE and others to adopt a fair cure period to correct license compliance issues for GPLv2 software. Under GPLv2, the license…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Geodata, at YOUR service

The reaction to my blog entry on “Geodata and placemarks: More questions than answers” has not been as much a set of answers, as it has been objections. Objections to…

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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.…

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DLD matters. Pass it on.

Imagine shaking hands with the author of one of your favourite books. Or chatting withone of the brightest scientists of our day (who may gain a Nobel prize, like his fatheralready did). Listening to…

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