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Comment Re:Bad article (Score 3, Informative) 223

Hi!

We typically call Drizzle a fork, since we do have a common ancestor at this point (though it is doubtful you could apply a patch between the two). We are pretty up front about this though. Drizzle is supported by Sun which the article does not mention, though we are different in that we have patches that have to date come in from 30+ companies.

OurSQL is more of a distribution then anything else. Their tree is a collection of patches they apply at each release.

Cheers,
      -Brian

Databases

Submission + - Was MySQL 5.1 released? (blogspot.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The MySQL site has 5.1 was released this last week! Their seems to be some disagreement on whether or not it was actually ready to be released or not. There are no announcements from Percona or Ourdelta or any of the other groups individuals that provide distributions and patches. Is Sun releasing software without the support of the MySQL developers?
Programming

Submission + - David Axmark resigns, what is up with MySQL? (mysql.com)

An anonymous reader writes: From Kay Arno's blog we see that David Axmark, MySQL's Co-Founder, has resigned. This comes on top of the maybe, maybe not, resignation of Monty. We saw earlier this year that Brian Aker the Director of Architecture has forked the server to create a web focused database from MySQL called Drizzle. The MySQL server has been "RC" now for a year with hundreds of bugs still listed as being active in the 5.1 version. What is going on with MySQL?
Sun Microsystems

Submission + - Interview: Rich Green - Sun's EVP of Software (ostatic.com)

ruphus13 writes: Rich Green, Sun's Executive VP of Software talks about Sun's growing role in Open Source as the entity with the largest portfolio of Open Source technology. From the interview, "Not to be too cute, but [asking about Sun's benefits from OSS is] like asking what's nice about sunshine. At a time when Wall Street is in crisis, licensing costs are out of control and customers are increasingly frustrated with their service contracts, having decided to build an open source business makes us interesting to customers looking to reduce costs and break vendor lock-in. With OpenSolaris, MySQL and now Sun xVM, our virtualization platform, Sun has the world's largest portfolio of open source technology. And certainly we're still driving a huge developer community that is quite pleased with our emphasis on open source."
Supercomputing

Submission + - Have you trademarked your cloud? (krow.net)

krow writes: "Remember two years ago when we had that little stir up over the term Web 2.0? Well it looks like we might be going through this again, but this time it is Dell who has decided to trademark the term "Cloud Computing". You can study their use of the term under the 77139082 filing. The filing is just chuck full of stuff like "Design of computer hardware for use in data centers and mega-scale, blah, blah, blah". Will there be enough clouds to go around? Or will we need to resort to "hot-air computing" to describe our new data centers?"
Databases

Submission + - MySQL Readies Release Candidate for 5.1

Anonymous Dolphin writes: MySQL has released plans for a final RC for the MySQL 5.1 server. Monty Widenius, the CTO and founder of MySQL, has put up a request for more feedback from the community. You can get the latest RC here. Please help with the testing of 5.1 and report your bugs here.
Sun Microsystems

Submission + - MySQL Reverses Decision on Close Source (krow.net) 1

krow writes: "I am very happy to be announcing that MySQL will be forgoing close sourcing portions of the MySQL Server. Kaj has the official statement in his blog. No portion of the server of the sever will be closed source including backup, encryption, or any storage engines we ship. To quote Kaj "the encryption and compression backup features will be open source". This is a change from what was previously posted here on Slashdot. I've posted some additional thoughts on my own blog concerning how we keep open source from becoming crippleware. Word has it that we will also have a panel at this year's OSCON discussing this relevant topic. Contrary to the previous Slashdot post, this shows Sun's continued commitment to Open Source."
Sun Microsystems

Submission + - MySQL Community Speaks up on Proprietary Add Ons

An anonymous reader writes: There has been a flurry of posts from MySQL's open source developers on their thoughts around MySQL deciding to make proprietary extensions to the MySQL server. The "Monty" of MySQL has spoken out on his thoughts about Sun/MySQL adding proprietary features to MySQL. Brian Aker has also posted what he believes differentiates Open Source from Crippleware.
Databases

Sun May Begin Close Sourcing MySQL Features 509

An anonymous reader writes "From the MySQL User's Conference, Sun has announced, and former CEO Marten Mickos has confirmed, that Sun will be close sourcing sections of the MySQL code base. Sun will begin with close sourcing the backup solutions to MySQL, and will continue with more advanced features. With Oracle owning Innodb, and it being GPL, does this mean that MySQL will be removing it to introduce these features? Sun has had a very poor history of actually open sourcing anything."
Databases

Submission + - Sun to begin close sourcing MySQL (jcole.us) 1

An anonymous reader writes: From the MySQL User's Conference, Sun has announced, and former CEO Marten Mickos has confirmed, that Sun will be close sourcing sections of the MySQL code base. Sun will begin with close sourcing the backup solutions to MySQL, and will continue with more advanced features. With Oracle owning Innodb, and it being GPL, does this mean that MySQL will be removing it to introduce these features? Sun has had a very poor history of actually open sourcing anything.
Sci-Fi

Submission + - Visible Spectrum Invisibility Cloaking (newscientist.com)

dm42 writes: "New Scientist is reporting that scientists in the U.S. have created the first true invisibility cloak.

From the Article: "The world's first true invisibility cloak — a device able to hide an object in the visible spectrum — has been created by physicists in the US. ... Their breakthrough comes just a year after US and British physicists created an invisibility cloak that worked in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. At that time, a visible light cloak was thought to be years away because of the much shorter wavelengths produced in the visible spectrum.""

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