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MySQL Team Wins Golden Penguin Bowl 33

ChocLinux writes "The MySQL geeks came out on top in this year's Golden Penguin Bowl at LinuxWorld Boston. Host Jeremy Allison hit a few raw nerves with the opposing Oracle team, introducing them as members of the Berkeley DB product line, 'which Oracle will soon kill.' ZDNet has posted some photos and commentary on the event."
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MySQL Team Wins Golden Penguin Bowl

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  • Just to clarify (Score:5, Informative)

    by CaymanIslandCarpedie ( 868408 ) on Thursday April 06, 2006 @01:55PM (#15078026) Journal
    As TFA states, it was actually people from Sleepy Cat (which Oracle just bought) and not "really" Oracle competing and it was the Sleepy Cat team that was introduced as the Berkley DB company Oracle is about to kill not MySQL. Didn't seem that confusing in the article, but maybe the posters and editors thought the other sounded better?
  • Re:Just to clarify (Score:3, Informative)

    by puppetman ( 131489 ) on Thursday April 06, 2006 @02:06PM (#15078124) Homepage
    And Sleepy Cat wrote the BDB engine.

    And it didn't say Oracle was about to kill MySQL, just the BDB engine, one of several engines inside the MySQL database.

    Oracle also bought the InnoDB storage engine, a far more ominous aquisition, as InnoDB is the engine you use if you want to use MySQL as a real database.

    I thought the summary (and the posters and editors) actually pretty accurate. Jeremy Allison, of Samba I believe, said exactly what the summary said he did.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 06, 2006 @02:14PM (#15078202)
    Because that won't let me open the images in new tabs by simply middle clicking the "next image" link.
  • Re:Nobody? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Jeremy Allison - Sam ( 8157 ) on Thursday April 06, 2006 @06:50PM (#15080668) Homepage
    Actually I did make a Steve Ballmer chair joke. That was the bonus question on the "Sample" round where I'm teaching them how to play the game. The question was "Why does Scott McNealy look so relaxed in this picture [with Ballmer]" ?
    Answer : Because Ballmer is sitting on the chair and it doesn't come easily to hand as a weapon :-).
    But then I laugh at my own jokes (I know I shouldn't :-).


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