My presentation from OpenSourceDays2011|
Here are the slides
from my talk at Open Source Days
2011 on Saturday. The talk was about MariaDB and other parts of the MySQL
development community outside of MySQL@Oracle.
For me, the most memorable part of the conference was the talk by
Noirin Shirley titled
Open Source: Saving the World.
Noirin described the Open Source Ushahidi project
and how it was used during the natural disaster crisis in Indonesia, New
Zealand and other places.
Now, there is a long way
group commit in MariaDB to rescuing injured people out of collapsed
buildings, and not all use of Free Software is as samaritan as
Ushahidi. Well, no-one can save the world alone.
But in the Free Software
community, we work together, each contributing his or her microscopic part,
and together slowly but surely building the most valuable software
infrastructure in the world. Which then in turn empowers others to work
together in other areas outside of (and more important than) software.
Working in Free Software enables me to contribute my skills and resources, and
I think Noirin managed very well to capture this in her talk.
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