MySQL Founder Monty Widenius Departs Sun

Feb 06, 2009

Michael "Monty" Widenius, long associated with MySQL, has decided to leave Sun Microsystems. His plan is to pursue open source software development again as an independent agent, and he also sees a future in gastronomy that should benefit all database developers.

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Sun: Growth Engine Open Source

Feb 04, 2009

In the classic business of high end infrastructure, Sun has been experiencing diminishing sales. The company recently presented its sales figures at the Munich preview to the CeBIT trade show, which opens in March, along with a hint of what they will focus on at the show.

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Appeal for BtrFS Inclusion in Kernel

Jan 06, 2009

Chris Mason, lead developer of the copy-on-write BtrFS filesystem, has appealed for its inclusion in the Linux kernel.

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BaseX 5.0: XML Database with Visual Frontend

Jan 02, 2009

A team of developers at the German university of Konstanz has released version 5.0 of the XML database. The open source application employs many standard XML features and comes with a graphic user-interface.

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MySQL Founder Warns 5.1 Not Ready

Dec 01, 2008

MySQL founder Michael "Monty" Widenius warns in his blog against putting the current version 5.1 of the popular database package into production. He's critical of the release policy and fears that the product's quality may suffer.

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MySQL 5.1: New Version of Open Source Database

Nov 27, 2008

Sun Microsystems has realized the second quarter announced release of version 5.1 of MySQL.

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Box Backup Backing up for portables with Box Backup

Nov 12, 2008

The Box Backup network backup tool is a simple and secure solution for traveling clients. We'll show you how to get started with this open source tool.

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Workspace: Funambol Open source syncing, simplified

Nov 12, 2008

Keeping contact and calendar data in sync across devices and applications is not a new problem, but it is still a problem. Funambol offers an open source syncing solution.

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