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From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: MySQL Con 2008
Date: 2007-12-11 21:17:21
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I have submitted a talk to MySQL Con 2008:

What MySQL Can Learn from PostgreSQL

This talk, was accepted. I would like to solicit professional (non 
flaming) information on where people think MySQL can learn from PostgreSQL.

Here is the description:

Designed to deliver pointed information on the flaws in the MySQL and 
PostgreSQL communities, what they can learn from each other and how they 
both can improve the Open Source database landscape.

Here is the abstract:

A presentation delivering detailed examples of where MySQL has gone 
wrong in its development of its most powerful resource, the community. 
Practical examples will be provided including what PostgreSQL is doing 
today in grass roots efforts to build, solidify and grow not only its 
community but its contributor base as well.

Counter points will be provided to show where PostgreSQL has learned 
from MySQL and is taking what it has learned further, through its world 
wide network of supporters.

Specific topics will include:

     * User group initiation
     * Advocacy efforts
     * The feature game
     * The right way
     * Building a community through coopetition (competition + co operation)
     * How commercial friction invigorates the community
     * Induction of newbies


Joshua D. Drake


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